Growing up mom always told me never hurt your back. Being tough & kind of dumb I ruptured two disks doing something that really needed two men. It really sucked for the first 5 or 6 years. Now some days are better than others. No back surgery as way back then it was a dicey outcome. I found a really good chiropractor. Had cancer surgery 2.5 years ago, I'd rather just have the back pain than go thru that again. Since then I feel every day is a blessing! Live your life to the fullest! Camp often!!