Hello and thank you. Back issues are from a lifetime of abuse rather than trauma-35 years of weightlifting including doing some stupid heavy weights, plus other equally intelligent abuse equal current back problems. Have had pretty good lower back pain for the past 5 years or so. Went to the local gifted back ortho, but of course you have to see his underlings before you can actually kiss the ring of the Great Oz himself...inversion was recommended by one of his assistants(this without any films to determine what might be wrong)..while I like the way invervsion feels while you are in the position, it doesn't last and I am more concerned about increasing ocular pressure than I am about back pain. We disagreed about the eye pressure issue, and he began talking about the role of pesticides in food production. So I figured I would just live with it, stopped the weightlifting (which never hurt while I was doing it!)until a recent recommendation for a new ortho doc. Very pleased with consult, CT ordered. Problem is I have no leg pain-just lower back which is best described as bone on bone grating and lack of cushioning. One question I have is I also have had recent (6 months) of psoas pain which no one appears to see as a possible connection...any thoughts would be appreciated. Nothing for pain or inflammmation by choice.