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Oy, my back

So, what’s up with low back pain? Well, here’s what’s up with mine: To quote from The Book of Pal: Just below the L4-L5 disc, behind L5 vertebral body on the right side, there is evidence of a large extradural soft tissue density measuring approximately 1.5 x 0.8 cm in its maximum vertical and anteroposterior…

Some things I just don’t understand

I gotta admit that I just don’t get it. Perhaps it’s my overly narrow world-view, or perhaps it’s my lack of imagination, but I really don’t get it. Let me explain. I’ve got this horrid pain in my back and leg. It’s searing, aching, gnawing. My foot is numb, but still hurts. It tingles, feels…

Low back pain—the scourge of Homo sapiens

It started a few weeks ago—a dull ache in my lower back, more on the right, worse with sitting for prolonged periods of time. I did my usual stretches, although not as much as I should have. The pain waxed and waned, until a few days ago, when the pain escalated suddenly, preventing me from…