If you have to have surgery on it. I will give you a heads up. When they say don't do nothing. Understand what those words mean. My dad has had serious back problems. He is a stubborn old man, and just won't quit. As bad as I hate to say it, it don't matter how stubborn he is, it caught up to him now. He now has probably 2-3 inches in the middle of his back that isn't metal. So please while you can rest. I know it sucks to just lay around, but it will pay off in the long run bud. The more you take it easy now, the longer you will be riding later in life. Good luck man.