I have been seeing a chriopractor for the last month to get back adjustiments and with x-rays discovered I had a buldging disc. I’m now also on back exercises to strengthen muscles that support my back. I still have alot of morning stiffness and soreness. Ice really helps but my question is, will it ever complety heal or is this something that will continue to be irriated off and on? I have had back problems for 4-5 years. Any excessive exercise plus work seems to keep it irritated. I do alot of repetitive lifting at work and I’m considering cutting back on my hours. Is my job what is causing my problems? I work in a day-care taking care of up to 12 infants a day constantly lifting and bending 7 and half hrs a day without a break. I’m 51 years old and also has had shoulder surgery for a bone spur a couple of years ago. I have been treated by my family doctor, physical therapist, and now a chiropractor which all seems to help but is this going to keep getting worse as I get older? It sure seems that way over the past years. I also have other health isuues I’m being treated for. Thyroid hashimoto’s disease and all thr related issues and going through menopause. I’m having a hard time staying on top of things and get very frustrated. Thanks for any input.