Since I don't get this in any "survival" situation, I wasn't sure whether to go off topic, or "Survival Fitness" hopefully I'm alright. So here is a question for anyone involved in manual/tedious labor. I was all lined up to go to school this year, but got called to work. Too much money to pass up. Anyyyway. Working in a turbine pit for a generator is very tedious. You are working in a small space, doing the same thing, over and over again, an inch at a time. This kind of work gives me a crazy pain in my mid/lower back. It's the same pain any of us can get from standing still and doing a decent load of dishes. It's just tedious movements that make it tighten and ache to all hell. I cannot imagine that there are not other construction jobs that have the same sort of tedious motion, so I was wondering if anyone else had this issue? More importantly, I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions on how to deal with it? Popping 3 advil at lunch, every day, six days a week for a few months, is not only somewhat ineffectual, but not particularly healthy. I can walk all day long without pain. While I'm not in particularly good shape :laugh: This pain is strictly something brought on by this sort of tedious work. If this thread gets buried, I understand. But if any of you have remedies, exercises, or what have you, I'd like to hear them. I'm almost to the point where I want a doctor to preemptively write me a prescription for some sort of pain medicine, although I'm afraid they'd think I was bird dogging for pills :laugh: A google search comes up with a million different exercises from people who probably aren't even talking about what I'm talking about.