In the words of T Harv Eker, "the reason you're in a big hole is because you didn't dig your way out of a small one."
But be kind about it.
Do you just put up with back pain? Does it drive you mad that your partner puts up with back pain? Well, it's very human. Actually, it's very frog too.
Watch this nail-biting experiment from Youtube. I'll wait...
Whether or not this is true of frogs, the fact remains that nervous systems get used to a new status quo relatively quickly. If you're always in a little bit of pain, that soon becomes normal. Here's a typical chronic back pain story:
The kaboom might be a lot of different things. You might be flat on your back. You might suddenly be unable to work. Driving might become too painful to contemplate. Your arms, legs or hands might stop working. You might suddenly be in constant pain all down your leg, day and night (Sciatica.)
There might be no kaboom, not for years. These things are hard to predict accurately.
But if you're not lucky *and* you're not paying attention, you may suddenly discover that you're a vertebrate, and that your absolutely one and only most crucial asset, your spine, is not AT ALL happy.
You forgot to hop out before the water boiled.
Compared to the frog, the prognosis is not all that bad, but all that time you lost winding your back into tighter and tighter knots has made it much harder to recover. It'll take months rather than days. The earlier you act, the better.
If you're reading this, and your back hasn't yet gone Kaboom...
Please Do Something Now!!!