This question was submitted via our Ask a TMS Therapist program. To submit your question, click here. Question Well, I could probably ask a million questions at this point but I'll go with the one that's really bothering me the most. I am wondering if my type of pain is consistent with other people's description of their back pain...I had a weird treatment done by a chiropractor called flexion distraction in which he basically stretched my spine over multiple sessions to "make room for my disc to heal." Before this treatment my pain was primarily in the SI joint area as well as the erector muscle above it. After this treatment and him telling me not to bend, sit, twist, or lift my pain spread into my spine where he was "stretching." At first I thought I was just a little sore from the stretching of the spine but eventually the pain became unbearable and I could barely move around. It's been roughly 6 months since I stopped this treatment and through an amazing physical therapist I have reduced the pain by 50% or so. But I had hit a wall with pt too so I looked for other answers. Luckily I found Dr Sarnos books and they have already helped tremendously. Im moving much better in just two weeks, my groin pain is much better and my pelvis pain is almost gone. But the pain in my spine is still there, and it seems as if it has spread a little bit. What concerns me the most is the type of pain I get in my spine. I can do 20 pushups, but I can barely bend forward enough to touch my knees with my legs straight. When I do bend forward, it almost feels like my spine is going to explode out of my back. Extreme tightness accompanied with pain. I guess I'm wondering if any of this is common among people with back pain. And I know that the type of "exploding pain" I get in my spine came while getting my spine stretched by the chiropractor, so I think that's why I'm having a hard time accepting that this pain isn't from that treatment and maybe that's why it hasn't gone away. If anybody could shed some light on this I would appreciate it.