I had constant pain it was terrible. I could barely walk let alone go boarding haha they gave me a pretty much unlimited supply of oxy's to get through the day. It started off just a nagging ache then it just got worse and worse.
I went to PT and chiropractors but nothing helped. After about 4 months of real bad pain I got to see a surgeon and luckily went under a couple weeks after that. 3.5 years later I'm deadlifting 315 no problem at all