A couple of years ago, I went to a hot spring recreation area with my family. This place is really fun, with water slides, hot tubs, pools etc. I decided to sit in the hot tub (Very Hot), and relax for a few minutes. Then my boys came running over and wanted me to go down one of the steep,fast slides with them. The result of all of this was to loosen my back muscles enough that when I went down the slide (an almost straight 40' drop before leveling out into a pool) I had my L5 vertabrae slip and pinch a nerve. I have suffered with that since then.
Lately, I have been going to a chiropractor to try and correct this. He has been trying to use traction to move that L5 off the nerve. I blogged a little about this already. Now I have set two new records for his office for the most weight ever used for traction for a patient, and I still haven't been really bothered by it at all (nor has it fixed the problem, although it has eased a little). I have hope that this will work, if we can find the magic number that actually stretches my back. Until then, I've always wanted to be 6' 2".
Take care. Stick