I have a love/hate relationship with my back. I love it when it causes me no pain and functions as it should. But hate it when the opposite occurs.
I have severe degenerative disc disease. This is one of my MRIs.
I was having quite a bit of nerve pain with it which has subsided. But recently I have been having muscle pain and spasms. It may have started with hoeing and planting in the garden or maybe with moving sacks of animal feed. I had been taking good care of it, going to a chiropractor and massage therapist, taking hot bathes and doing stretches, and trying to be careful with my posture and lifting (although I had slacked off on my PT exercises). Despite all of this, my back is now punishing me and not letting me do what I want. Grrrr!