Thanks Aph. I'm pretty much the expert on back pain now. Since I started having it, I've dropped 40 pounds of weight, I stretch and exercise regularly. I've only taken ibuprofen recently as an act of desperation, it doesn't even begin to help. I know all about the narcotics, with my surgery, I was proscribed Oxycontin. It is a very addictive substance, but I weened myself off of it before it became a problem. And I only took what I had left sparingly on bad days over the span of a couple years before it was gone. Honestly, I'm thinking about tracking down some more.
Hmm, I may have to find out a way to work standing up. It might be tough since I use my desk for stuff and it is at desk height. My company gets very resistant when you try to do anything different.
Standing is better for you anyway, there are studies now that show people that sit might as well be smokers for the health problems it causes compared to people that mostly stand. Exercise does nothing, it's simply the act of sitting.
If you can't get a standing desk, what about one of those huge balls? They are supposedly good to sit on for back pain.
While watching a TV show about the UK agent/spy who was found dead and stuffed in a hold all in his bathroom, I think it was the verdict of unlawful killing on the news, the broadcaster mentioned some seedy details about the guys supposed interest in bondage, my dad says "if you're an enemy of the state they make stuff like that up about you and plant it".