I concur, my painful back actually all but disappeared when i took up running. Unless it's schiatic in nature it's usually because the muscles in your back become short and inflexible or weak (which a sitting life or one with unsafe lifting happens to cause). I haven't read into what kind of injury he has sustained but i like the story of "semi-famous admin and dedicated father now lives in basement like ogre and stomps shit down the shower as favorite pastime." , Very Chris-worthy i'd say.Ive known people with chronic pain and addicts with chronic pain and just plain addicts. One thing all the addicts had in common - no money, weird behavior and laying around all day in their PJs. People I’ve known with painful conditions that didn’t regularly take opiates still managed to be productive and weren’t dead ass broke.
The fact that Lowtax lays in bed all day points to addiction. If you have a bad back laying and sitting causes the most pain. People with bad backs are usually most comfortable standing or walking.