Ouch, still battling this condition. Things took a turn for the worse 2 weeks ago. Got up for work and collapsed in agony on the floor, I have heard people talk about how severe this pain is and they aren't wrong. It was excruciating. My body was in spasm and I could not control the pain. since then I have been on some very strong medication, working with physios and regular visits to my G.P.
I have always kept fit and tried to look after myself and I cant think how I could have avoided this. Like Rigsby has mentioned in other posts, wear and tear is inevitable.
If you get anything like back, neck, shoulder pain then try and identify it early as possible. Insist on ultrasound or whatever is required from gp so you can fight it early. I wouldnt wish this pain on anyone. I am having to work but luckily my work partner has carried me for the past month, just finished 210m of krend, and starting new site tommorrow. Ideal world I should be taking a month off, but like most of us the bills dont take time off!