Tried it on max dose in liquid and pills but had no help from it. A bit expensive at max dose. A friend of mine has had good results due to arthritis but I did not. Just depends, I guess. I too have disc problems and use Vicodin and an anti-inflammatory (diclofenac/misoprostol) which works but I can not depend on it; bad weather, stress (magnesium) or just a bad stressful day, Epidurals have helped the most and listening to my body = losing weight, stretching.