To put things in context, I was now in constant pain. I was hobbling around like a 90 year old and completely spaced out on prescription drugs. Drugs that were actually becoming increasingly ineffective in terms of pain relief.
I found an excellent yoga teacher and she was the first health practitioner to explain to me the importance of good posture. She had previously had lower back issues herself and her recovery was an inspiration to me.
Beyond the call of duty, she even turned up at my office to show me how to sit properly and how set up my work area! I only had a couple of private sessions and due to the severity of my condition at this point I decided to go ahead with the surgery.
Next chapter: spinal surgery