Hey everyone. Great forum. Very active individual..snowboarding, snowmobiling, weight training for years and a coal miner for 17 yrs. Simply bent over to get something small 12 weeks ago and my back went. Spent 2 weeks on my back on pain killers. Did PT for 8 weeks after that. I did chiropractic care for 4 wks 3 times/wk then 4 weeks 2 times/wk. Suppose to start for 4 weeks once/wk. Then that's suppose to be the cure all lol. Well I've been off work for 12 weeks now. I was doing my stretches and exercises..nothing intense what so ever…went to stand up and felt a horrible pain in the low back again. This was 2 days ago. I am now contemplating the next best thing….surgery. Any thoughts and suggestions would be appreciated. I really am not too happy with the thought of back surgery but I have to get back to work one of these days. There are some major scary post surgery stories on here…yikes.