For those that have bad backs, as I do, what do you do when it "goes out"? This time when it went out as I was getting up from a chair I basically just laid around the house until I could go to the Chiropractor. He used electric shock to relax the muscles, ice, massage and adjustments. Two days of that and i was able to go back to work and resume full function pretty quickly. Last time I used the headstrong method of just a heating pad and going right back to work with severe discomfort and prolonged agony. It's funny how they're never able to pinpoint exactly the cause or the cure, it's always a bulging disc, herniated disc, or pinched nerve. What do you do to prevent it going out again? I've done stretches and exercises since the last time it acted up , 4 yrs. ago, but it did the same thing again.