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I am 28years old and I have had chronic lower back pain for 18years. I am 5'6 and 128lbs, have always been very active (hiking, cycling, backpacking) I own a pet sitting/dog walking business and I house clean and attend school full time. On December 27th I went to the ER with debilitating pain - I had an MRI and it seems I have a minor L4-L5 disc herniation and a major L-5- S1 herniation. I have been seeing physio, chiro and acu and by week 5 I felt significantly better- just a week and a half ago I started getting worse and I am bed ridden again. I'm starting to loose optimism and I just would love to know if anyone had similar experiences with relapse but eventually healing. I am currently pmsing which may be a factor, and when I was feeling good I lifted an arthritic dog into my car one too many times.