Happy New Year! 01/06/2016 I hope you had a great Christmas and New Year. Myself, I spent two days flat on my back with two slipped discs, eventually being taken by ambulance to hospital on Boxing Day! Back pain can be crippling and the simplest movements can result in agony. I'm pleased to say strong painkillers are helping me in the wait for a spinal surgeon. A word of advice, people: bend at the knees and don't slouch.