I'm 36 and I've recently been diagnosed with DDD. I've always been active and I have a 12y/o son and 2y/o daughter. My pain is 3-4 at times and I'm most relieved while I'm moving around. Sitting and bending seem to exacerbate my pain. Before I hurt my back on May 7th, 2013 I worked out, played ball, and jogged, but now that has all come to an end. I have good days and bad days as I adjust to my new life of less intense and non-competitive activities, which drives me crazy. I'm just wondering if there is anyone else that has gone through a similar situation and if there is, how are you coping/adjusting.