Joe M (9 Sep 2011)
"Jan Loots"

I'm sorry to hear about your father in law and his back pain.  At 80 years old, it's so difficult to deal with.  I did pray for him.  What helps me is a back belt which I wrap around my lower back when it hurts.  It may or may not help your father in law.  You can get them at medial supply stores.
God Bless,