There are days when I feel almost nothing (granted when you love with chronic back pain this is quite relative), and other days when I am pretty much useless or writhing in my seat during class. Sometimes it doesn't even last the whole day. For example, this morning my back and legs were really bad, but by lunch time I was great! My superior (religious) saw me walking so I felt the need to explain later the way I felt at both times. I tried to explain that I think it is definitely nerve related (I have an L5/S1 disc herniation) and sometimes it pushes on the nerve sending pain and other times it doesn't. I do not know what the triggers are, but I was told a little strongly that I need to figure it out. (The only possible correlation is increased levels of stress for some of the major flare ups.) Anyone have any advice on explaining or handling the situation? I am afraid that if I do not get it under control, I will be asked to leave religious formation. I am also a little frustrated since I have been seeking a remedy since February. I realize that this is a much shorter time than other users, but it is still disheartening.