In February of this year, my back began to bother me. It continued. About two months ago, it bothered me more. Some mornings, I couldn't get out of bed unless I shifted the direction of my head.
Since I haven't run much this year, I couldn't blame it on long runs. So, I blamed it on a lack of running.
I went to the doctor. She sent me to physical therapy. There was some relief. I went to the chiropractor. There was significant release for about 4 hours.
I returned to the doctor. I had an MRI.
I have a herniated disc between the C4 and C5 vertebrae.
I am not certain what this means for my running. Time will tell.