Take a week off, get some relief, go play... pain.
Take two weeks off... get some good relief, go hit some wedges. This turns into a full on range day.... a little pain... decide to play 18 the next day. Stuck on pain meds and wincing to move.
I've been dealing with this for about 4 months now. If I'd just let myself heal up I'd probably be fine now.
If my friend was pulling the same crap I am, I would tell them how stupid they are and possibly even take their clubs away. Seriously... is there a trophy somewhere if I keep hurting my back and playing through the pain?
At mid-40's I can't imagine what a disaster I'm going to be in another 5-10 years. Why is it so hard for me to just take 6-8 weeks off and let myself heal up?