MY lower back is killing me for the second year in a row. I don't think it's unrelated to having dodgy knees and the fact I carry the Bromton around various train stations every day (or indeed lifting my four year old in the middle of the night to answer a call of nature). I hope it doesn't drag on for as long as last year - I only get it in winter as well. Straight back lifting for the next month and nothing too strenuous then. That'll please the wife. Anyone else with irritating mild medical complaints that just reoccur when you least need them?