Hello everyone. I've been paddling for 3 years now. Thought I was using good technique, very conscious of posture, torso rotation, relation of arms/hands to body etc. About one and a half months ago I slipped a disc in the lower lumbar region which has effectively put my paddling on furlough. When talking to my chiropractor about my paddling technique he told me the low back is not meant to twist and that doing so could indeed cause the problems I'm having. After watching some video of various surfski racers and paying close attention to their technique it appears that their rotation happens more at the hips than at the waist (which I have read in several places is the correct technique, twisting at the waist that is). In asking another chiropractor who is actually a sea kayaker the way he explains proper technique essentially says to twist the spine. I would appreciate any input here. I'm planning to change my technique and work toward rotating at the hips and see if this helps. Thanks all!