I spent most of the day keeping pressure off my back.
I alternated between ice, heat, my TENS unit, and muscle relaxers trying to make a dent in the pain.
I honestly believe that most of the trouble today, trouble that started well before dinner time Tuesday, was caused by stress.
When high stress situations occur, I handle them quickly--as quickly and efficiently as possible.
But I found myself tense. Almost constantly tense. And I think that tension, from my shoulders to my knees, caused the massive pain.
So from now on, I need to handle the stress without getting tense.