I am 49 years old, in 5 month will be 50!!!!
I do (did) quite a lot of exercise, beach voley ball even though I am 1,73com, i play with the neigbords young people almost every day, swing 2,500 every 2 days, run 8k twice a week. Did a couple sprint triatlon. I ride mountain from time to time.
In dec 2014, going down to the beach something stroke in my back and I could not walk! I had to lay down at the sand and tried to keep up with my breathings, meanwhile all the kids were making fun of the grandpa ;-)
Something was very wrong with my back, i warmed up very well and I was able to play a couple games.
When the back got cold, i was in a strange position I could not straight up, and i was bend. I went to the doctor and told me that most probably was an Hernia :-( did a MRI (will post picture in a while) and YES i found out that I have a beautiful Hernia L4 or L5 not sure.
At the begining did not hurt much but...
I have to go now, later i continue!