My lower back went out again Saturday.
It has happened several times over the past few years and there has only been once when I could definitely point to something I was doing that caused it - most times it has just struck out of the blue.
When it happens, I am not totally debilitated - I can still function to some extent - but it is no fun. I'm usually OK sitting, lying down or standing, but getting from one position to another is Hell. I shuffle around like a cruel caricature of a little old man.
A trip to the chiropractor on Monday had me almost back to normal, just minor discomfort that reminds me of how bad it can be and makes me a little afraid to do anything at all for fear that it will come back. We're headed back to the chiropractor again in a few minutes, and hopefully this episode will be over.