OK Chuck, here it comes......
We all love golf and it's part of the fabric of our lives. But like all things, there are the limitations we all must face. Your's is currently your back, which is integral to playing golf of course, but even more important in the general quality of life. So take it easy will ya! I have to interject that it's appropriate to be an informed and involved patient, but caution first is very important with a back and your overall health.
You know may not know the intricacies of my health issues since my MS diagnosis in fall of 2017. There is absolutely nothing black and white with this disease at all. Day to day, minute to minute my physicality changes. On course that happens too, so in a 4 four hour round I can be my "same old player" self, and devolve into a 30 handicap in mere moments. I absolutely know how a body can test you, and timelines become laughable. Everything is grey, and as maddening as that is for me and my personality, even on days I can't accept it, that's my reality.
So take it easy sir. Treat your back cautiously so it can be good to you and thus you can have more enjoyable days on course. Please.