Wow Weas.... The Ol' Lady ain't getting any for a while with you all laid up and such... I feel your pain and wish you a speedy recovery. Every time a doctor looks at an X-ray of my spine they always drop their jaw, go bug eyed and mutter under their breath "That sure is some pathology". Rupture L2-L3, NO DISK AT ALL L3-L4, Rupture L4-L5, Rupture C5-C6, old fracture T6... Original problem started in 1979 with the L3-L4 rupture. I have big horns that have grown from the bones as they rub. The joint never fused so it's movable. 2 weeks ago it took me over an hour before I could get out of bed and stand and I did no lifting or anything to aggravate the back. Heck...just a good cough will screw with a rupture and make your life miserable. I consider myself lucky...I was given a new treatment with Chymopapain and most of those that got it became paraplegics or died from the allergic reaction. I just had severe spasms but luckily my muscles didn't snap my spine like the other poor people that had the same procedure. Good luck to you!