Back pain
This morning I woke at 5:30, switched on the lamp, switched off the alarm, and lay there contemplating this pain in my lower back. It didn't matter what side I lay on - front and back included - as soon as my lower back relaxed, the pain became most uncomfortable. Even having a pillow under my back or raising my knees brought no relief.

At nearly 36, this has been my first experience of back pain. It was a moment I was dreading. A back that won't cooperate can ruin your quality of life. But why me? I am a staunch follower of correct lifting procedures, so why me?

I visited the doctor, and had him prod and ram me in the back. Nothing he did brought any pain, so it would seem the problem is only muscular. Some time off work is now in order. I am allowed to keep myself moving, but nothing too strenuous. I'm going to be bored silly! I've already taken the time to install Windows XP Service Pack 3. Now what?
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