I've been getting better, my flare has taken four weeks to go from a 8 to a 4. Some days when walking I feel so good I think I'm over it. Tonight I set out for my walk and ended up sitting and chatting with a neighbor friends for 30 minutes. My pain went from a 3 to a,six in that shirt period of time. As I explained in my story my first account of back pain happened when I was 16 and riding in the car. I want to specifically address this. I have it my mind that there has to be some correlation, as sitting is has been the most difficult and pain inducing. How do I break the cycle. Is this conditioned response?