So, yesterday I had a small breakthrough. I found a trigger for the onset of pain. During the weekend, my pain tends to fade away and return on Monday. So, Sunday night as I was making my lunch for work the next day, I noticed my pain was returning. Ha! Making lunch for work is a trigger. Work is a huge stressor. I am a teacher and everyday is a big stress. We are winding down the year and classroom behavior is an issue at this time of year. Plus, as a teacher I want everything to go perfectly and I judge myself pretty hard. I think all of this contributes to me pain throughout the week. On the weekend I have been relaxing with family and trying to take it easy - no pain. Problem is...Monday evening came and the pain hit me hard. I can barely stand. I feel pain in 3 spots causing major sciatica issues. Now, I did workout and that might have caused the flare ups. I am trying to get motivated to get back in the gym more often. But man, the pain is roaring!