My name is Kristin. I'm 24 and from Jacksonville,FL. I was in a car accident about 2 and a half months ago and that is what started my back issues. I have a moderate herniation at L5-S1. I have some arthritis in the facets. I have 2 mild-moderate herniated disks in my neck as well. I have been in Physical Therapy for the last 2 and a half months. I find that its helped my back a little bit, but not enough to the point that I can go back to doing everything I was doing before the accident. My neck has actually gotten worse in the last month. I get horrible headaches that start at the back of my head 1-3 times a week. I also have problems with my shoulders and shoulder blades. At times, it feels like someone has put a brick on each shoulder when I try to lift my arms up. I was am on Medication. Tramidol, Flexirol, and Diclofenac. They all helped initially, but I find they just don't help at all anymore. I was discharged from Physical Therapy yesterday and I am being referred to pain management. I'm not at all sure what they are going to tell me, though I have a feeling that surgery could be in my future. So, any advice on what you all have been through and what works/doesn't work I would very much appreciate! I look forward to getting to know you all and making new friends!