You might want to talk to your doctor about it. Also consider asking your doc for a referral to see a physical therapist who can design a set of exercises specific to your needs- especially for those times when your back pain flares up.
Once you get yourself comfortable and pain free, I'd personally start with just walking (gradually extending how far you go; according to what works for you) & try doing the gym with a personal trainer (or physical therapy) for further exercise routines. Going to a chiropractor, massage therapy or even acupuncture may also be helpful before you start working out. With that much pain going on, I definitely wouldn't push it. You need to get yourself pain free, comfortable and confident in movement, so you don't injure yourself.
Sorry, if I am not much help.
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I have chronic back pain that I keep in check with exercise.
well I had a minor precedure done that required bed rest, which sort of aggravated my chronic back pain, plus my chronic psciatica/priformis pain.
it is sooo painful that I just can't do my usual routine.
so I am trying to do some research on how to allevitiate it.
once I figure a good routine, where do i go from there?
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