Note to self - do not spend periods of several hours on two consecutive days bent over a file drawer that's about, um, mid-thigh height, scribbling on files.
Instead, take the files out of the cabinet, like 25 at a time (there are about 130? 150? at this point) and bring them to your desk. This way, you'll only have shoulder & upper back pain.
Whereas when you bend like that, you are stressing the screaming fuck out of your torn disc.
Not realizing it til you're like an hour in, but hey, at that point, may as well soldier on through....
Ow ow OW.
And now I'm going to go let myself into an empty office and lie down to let my back relax and bite my lower lip to keep from screaming, because that's when my back hurts most - but it always feels better afterward.