Hello, my name is Don. I would like to take a moment to welcome you to “Oh My Aching Back”. This is a website dedicated to those of us with back issues. You all know who you are and what I’m talking about. For years, I have had issues with my back, especially after I hit the big 50. Dad used to tell me, “You’d better take it a little easier. You’re going to pay for that when you get older”. How many of you out there have heard that? Well, I was young, ten foot tall and bullet proof, and Dad didn’t know everything. I basically just nodded and said, “Yea, okay”, and went on about my business. Isn’t it amazing how, as we age, our parents get smarter. Here lately, I began to realize just what Dad meant. He was right, I’m paying for it now.
So, here I am now, 64 going on ancient, and nursing my latest in a long line of back problems. Being off work has given me a lot of free time, so rather than drive my wife bonkers, I decided to put together this website. When I’m not at therapy, I’m banging away at my trusty keyboard, putting out any information I can find relating to backs, injuries, injury prevention and treatments. If you haven’t had an injury yet, maybe this information will help you stay healthy. If you’ve already had a back injury, maybe this will help you get back on your feet sooner.
Let me say this up front. I am not a medical professional of any kind. If you are experiencing back issues, please see your doctor. He can advise you on your best options and how to proceed. This website was never intended to replace your doctor. It is meant for information only. The more you know, the more understanding your doctor experience will be. Don’t be like me and wait until it’s too late.
If you have any questions, my e-mail address is below. Please feel free to send them to me and I will do what I can to help.
All the best,