I'm suffering from severe pain on the left side of my hips, which I believe is the cause for my lower back pain on my left side as well. I am not crazy about taking pain pills nor can't afford a professional massage or chiropractic therapy. Besides exercises and the like, are there any other milder pain medication. besides Ibuprofen and aspirin that I can take that have no side effects and/or are not addictive? I also inquired about cortisone shots and am not too impressed with that either.
I also would like to know how long will this pain last if I do all the right things? I'm 59 years old and pretty healthy from all respects. I have a mild form or the beginnings of diabetes, but other than that, my doctor says I'm in very good shape.
Please remember, in analyzing my condition, that I am not a 'medication freak.' I prefer natural ways of healing. Thank you.