I am a 59 year old male, 6 2 188 lbs in overall good health. I have high cholesterol for which I take a statin and a high prolactin level discovered about two years ago after experiencing a sore nipple. (How embarrassing but ala that is life.) I do have an umbilical hernia that needs to be repaired and had 3 prior hernias repaired several years ago. I have a soreness in my back that could be a muscle strain but feels nothing like prior back pain I have experienced. The pain is low grade and is located about an inch to the left side of my spine. Applying a heating pad has done nothing. Any thoughts?