Glad you're getting back to work!! And extra happy to see your co-workers and boss were understanding!
I think PT is going to help you A LOT!! Be sure you do your "homework", though. They'll teach you a wide variety of coping skills... stretching and what-not. Learning how to deal with pain like you've been having is a big part of recovery. Pinched nerves don't always show up in an x-ray. I don't remember.. did you get an MRI?? If so, that would show if you have a pinch or not.
Take good care and listen to your new chiro and pain management folks... they usually have some really helpful hints.
Hugs for now..
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