I have had back problems in the past. I would be hesitant to push things this early after an injury. As long as you refer to the situation as "still on the mend", you should probably be careful. While actually lying in the hammock may be ok, it can be awkward getting in and out of the hammock, especially at first. It won't take much of a twist or balance loss to re-injure. Don't mess around with this problem.
That said, I now sleep very comfortably in my hammock even tho I was out of work for 9 months and on limited duty for a year due to my injury. My advice would be to wait until you consider yourself healed. The difference for me would be when you decide that your back injury has crossed from "acute" to "chronic". While it is still acute, you must use caution with all your movements. Exercising and stretching designed for troubled backs (and when approved by your Doc) is good and reduces pain quite effectively.
Last edited by lyleb; 11-30-2007 at 21:26..