i've been having back lower back pains for years now
it seems to have gotten worse this year as i can feel the pains more intensely and more often
i finally gave up and went to see a doctor last week
took some x-rays and the results were unfavorable
it turns out i have a deformed spine and a tear on the vertebra which is known as facet joint syndrome
i knew there was something wrong with my back but this is pretty unnerving and upsetting
how did it get so bad?
probably a combination of an old injury from playing soccer and basketball when i was younger, a job in my early 20's that involved a lot of heavy lifting and the thousands and thousands of hours sitting in front of the computer
oh, the heavy drinking since my high school years probably didn't help the cause either
what can be done?
at this point..... nothing
doc says people with my condition have different results
some will need surgery when older (whether successful or not, that's another story), some are confined to a wheelchair and some go through life without any issues
basically, i can't make it better but i can help it deteriorate slower by leading a "healthier" life
regular exercise and less drinking would be a good start
now, where did i place my beer?