For the third time this season I've thrown my back out (all on the bike). Seems to really just be related to some angle I'm at when lifting up. Never happened before, no crashes. Basically a sharp pain way down in my lower back, enough to make me yell involuntarily the last time it happened. After the initial ouchie I'm laid up for about a week, incredibly stiff lower back, what feels like a bit of a nerve pinch. No radiating pain down the legs, so doesn't seem like sciatica. Then the pain is gone, but clearly I've irritated something that makes it more prone to recur. Anyway, I'm never going to let anyone with a knife near my back voluntarily, so aside from rest, anyone have any suggestions (c'mon, I know all you old guys have bad backs). I was thinking of trying a kidney belt.