I'm a big believer in Chiropractics, but then my back problems stem from allignment. He gets me back in shape, usually same day, in order to play softball. I usually have to go back the next day after my game, to get put back in line, but I'm telling you, same day relief. Between the popping, therapy and ice, I usually feel like a new person following treatment. Sometimes he has to give me natural muscle relaxants, but they don't make you tired and stupid like prescrips.
If I'm not too bad, or don't have a game, I take ibuprophine, stretch and ice. It reduces swelling and I naturally get back in line over the course of a few days.
Good luck. Nothing makes me madder than being laid up due to my back or neck, so I can relate to your frustration.
P.S. Use ice, not a hot tub or heat. My chiropracter tells me hot tubs are his best referrals.