On several occasions, I was caught in the middle of a movement, like getting up from a seat, and could not get either further up or back into the seated position.
Usually being a sportsman, like being into martial arts (Karate and Aikido), cycling and playing American Football semi-professionally (Linz Steelers, Austria), I had a huge backdraft as in 2008 I after a CT screening due my persistent lower back pain and ever more the inability to train it turned out, I have a disc prolapse. This, my doctor wanted to treat conservatively. Subsequently, despite the reoccurring efforts, due to the increase in pain, my training activities, or even any kind of movement were more and more restricted. On several occasions, I was caught in the middle of a movement, like getting up from a seat, and could not get either further up or back into the seating position.
Around 2015, I was treated with a painkiller depot medicine (under CT) and since then, the pain, but also the bulge of the prolapse were vanishing, but that CT also indicated, that my spine vertebrae are sliding. Since 2018, however, I feel and hear it, and CT pictures shows it, the vertebrae are in such angle to each other that bone material is rubbing on each other without a disc in between.
As, up to date, doctors have always recommended me a conservative therapy, I was surprised as in 2019, due to a treatment of a feet injury (tried playing tennis again😊), a doctor told me, that as regarding my lower back problems, if I had want to do something else (operation, etc.), it is too late for that now and I should have done somethings years ago. In an earlier stage, I could get good results with other (he did not explain me which) treatments and now, there is only the possibility of fixating the two vertebrae bones together.
I do not have to mention, that since approximately 2007 up to 2010 I gained 35kg weight and today I am about 25kg over the weight I had back in 2007. My job, office work par excellence, was not helpful in both, neither to reduce weight nor optimize the load on my spine, due to long working hours and travelling.
Today, I am seeking for a therapy/treatment to regain my ability for having an active life in a less restricted manner and I wish that no one must take the journey like I did.