Hey Folks, Not been around in a while, but this is the first place I think to come with any issues so here I am! Before anyone says it I'm calling the Doctors as soon as the bank holidays are up! I noticed some mild pain across my lower back/base of the spine in October....I can't remember a trigger but at the time I was sleeping in very uncomfortable beds and in tents on roll mats. It seemed to get better after the fact, so I thought nothing more of it. I used to notice the pain a lot while kayaking as well which leads me to believe it could be posture related. In the last week however I'm walking like a hunched up old granny, have to roll onto my side to get out of bed and can't stand from a seated position without a lot of pain and effort! It aches and hurts constantly. In case it's a contributing factor - I have recently gone from a very active working lifestyle, where I was outside from 9am until early evening doing physically challenging outdoor pursuits and now I spend hours at a time, sat in a car driving round the country or in an office. My main forms of (consistent) exercise at present are climbing and running. So with all that said.... Has anyone had anything similar? If so how was it dealt with? Can anyone help with any exercises/stretches that I can do? And what sort of specialist(s) should I be seeing about this aside from the doctor? Can anyone recommend any reading material? I understand no one here can diagnose me but my medical history has taught me that doctors aren't the be all and end all of advice. Thanks in advance.