I was lucky to be honest, because after I asked around a bit this guy I trusted gave me the number of his Orland park chiropractor. I had been having some real back issues ever since I got back from my vacation last week. We went down to the Daniel Boone Forest down in the Eastern part of Kentucky and we did a lot of hiking and camping. Somewhere along the line I must have knocked my back out. Perhaps it just came from sleeping on the ground with nothing except a light sleeping back. We did things in a very basic way, packing as light as we could so that we could move unencumbered and make it all the way through the itinerary with no delays. Of course you have to make compromises when you pack that light. One thing is that you have to really do a good job of preparing the ground before you put your sleeping back down.
If you lay down a really light sleeping bag on a pebble, then you can feel that pebble right through it. I like to find some pine needles if that is a possibility. Obviously if you have enough of them, then that is going to make you really comfortable when you put your sleeping bag on top of them. There were usually not many pine needles where we camped though. I did not really notice any problems with my back until I got back home, but this is not the first time my back has gone out on me. It starts out with a little stiffness and that gets worse over time, especially when you try to get out of bed in the morning. It makes a lot of sense to skip the bad part and get it fixed before you get there.