Been to the doc, who gave me anti-inflammatories and strong pain killers. Says he can't examine me until the pain subsides, so come back when it does. I'm sooooo glad he didn't try to manipulate my back!
Your suggestions seem mostly considered, sensible and reasonable. Thank you. I'm doing or considering all those.
The original post asked for wierd, 'alternative' remedies.
Bobad, that rack looks so very comfortable, thank you.
MMario, no, I haven't tried streaky bacon or cats. This is a problematic cure, as I'm a vegan. Well, I suppose as long as I don't put either the streaky bacon or the cat in my mouth ...
Popinjay, thanks for making me laugh. It hurts to laugh, but it's good!
Q, India sounds really good. However, now I can hardly walk, never mind get into a car or on a plane. Do you think those barefoot masseurs do home visits?