I'm lucky... I know. If I was in need, I'm sure I would indulge. (knocking on wood) So far I've been able to make it without any meds... and I like it that way. My wife and two of my children are diabetic and med dependent. I feel sorry for them... that's tough. I'm sorry you have back pains too. I had a great fall when I was eighteen and broke my back. They told me that without surgery I'd be in a wheel chair by the time I was thirty. So far they were wrong.
I've never taken meds for my back but have suffered through the years. So, I know something about back pain lol. But, I rarely suffer like I imagine some do... so I have no complaints. I lean to the left a lot lol.. but hey... we all have our faults.