Saturday my wife and I were cutting up several white oaks. Since I have enough cut and split for the next 2 seasons we have been cutting in six foot lenghts and storing in that form until we need to cut into 14" rounds and split. Much faster to get the wood from the woods to our storage area in these size. Well I was unloading a 10" by six foot piece of oak and there went my back. Never had problems with my back until that moment. I hit the ground and that was it. Spent 5 hours at the local ER. Lots of drugs. The Dr let me go after the morphine worked. Saw a Dr. today and am out of commission for 3 weeks, no work, no wood I cant even stoke the stove > moral is guys if you think you can >still get help or cut into manageable sizes. I learnt a valuable lesson on Saturday. It really sucks being helpless.