Hi and welcome to the forum
I hear your pain and as someone who has suffered from reoccuring back pain, I can understand your urgent wish to be finally pain free. It has taken some time but I have learned (and continue to learn every day) that the most successful approach is one where I nourish and encourage my body's natural capacity to heal.
In that vein, there have been a few threads in the past on all of the issues you mention. If you go to the menue, which is located just under Susun's banner at the top of this page and click on the word search
you can enter whatever topic you want to research and find many threads will past discussions that may help you.
Recently I discoverd two books on healing the back that I have found to be very valuable. HEALING THE BACK NATURALLY by Art Brownstein is available through the amazon site (and if you are in North America you can probably find the book at the public library)
Here is the amazon link:
http://www.amazon.com/Healing-Back-Pain ... 0743424646
The other book BACK CARE BASICS by Mary Pullig Schatz is also available on amazon and part of it as an ebook through google books. Here is the googel books link:
http://books.google.com/books?id=0J-wdl ... lt#PPP1,M1
Both of these books are written by doctors who are yoga instructors and have personal experience of healing from back trauma. While they use gentle variations on yoga asanas to heal the back, they also write about diet, lifestyle changes and relaxation techniques. I highly recommend the books.