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I have read this board for over 2 years but never posted. Chronic low back pain became severe with a new injury in 2008. I couldn't sit for more than 30 seconds without Severe Pain. Couple hours of sleep followed by 1 hour intensely painful walk until level 9-10 pain subsided. Then repeat process for 5 months. (Think I scared some people with the "big guy" limping around the quiet neighborhood at 2am, and must have walked 100 miles around Lowes/Home Depot in the winter.)
Surgery to remove herniated parts of discs (12mm L5/S1 right, plus L5/S1 left and L4/L5 right). During the time I received much encouragement from the other stories on this board. I've had several setbacks in the past few years, depression followed with the pain. This board always helped me. I have been relatively pain free for 4 months and thought I should express my LONG OVERDUE THANK YOU.
Maybe I can help someone here and return the favor.