As my back is just about back to normal I decided it was time to get running again. Felt pretty stiff for the for first mile, but started to feel half way normal by the next. The last mile I sped up a little (which wasn't hard since I started out so slow). My back hasn't bothered me since the run, but the PF in my right foot acted up a bit. I'm hoping I haven't lost too much over the last couple of weeks. With so much going on lately, I probably wouldn't have been able to get much running in anyway.
I've had back problems before, but this last one was definitely the worst. I was just kneeling by the fireplace to put some carpet back down when I just had a sharp pain across my lower back. When I tried to straighten up the muscles just went into a spasm and I knew I was in trouble. I rolled over on my stomach and after a few minutes I was able to slowly crawl over to the couch. It took about five minutes to get up on it, but once I was there I was OK. I just couldn't move side to side. Outside of crawling to the bathroom a couple of times, that's where I stayed until the next morning. With a little help I was able to get to my feet and shuffle around a bit. I looked and felt like I was about 110. Over the next couple of days I could walk a little better and went in to see a chiropractor. When I've had this in the past I went to see a doctor who just gave me some muscle relaxants and pain pills, neither of which seemed to help that much. After a session with the chiropractor I felt great but my back would gradually get stiff and sore again. I'm still not really sure what the underlying cause of the problem is, but it only happens every few years and usually goes away after about a week. There doesn't seem to be any problem with my spine or anything like that.