Thanks Liam for your email and touch wood the back has been pretty good. I have stuck to the routine you gave me pretty religiously everyday and bar the odd time where I over do it I am feeling pretty good.
The roller is great and combined with the stretches I am feeling more flexible and pain free than I was before. I will certainly not stop now and always recommend you when I speak with others that are suffering.
Out of all the physios & chirpos I have seen over the years you are the only one who bothered to actually check my posture and look at obvious weaknesses.
I am very grateful for your help and will come back to yo in the future.