Im new here but ive dealt with back problems all my life.Alittle history when i was a kid my knees would hurt so bad i would cry myself to sleep as my mom and dad took turn rubing my knees. (growing pains?) well i did go to a doc and had all kinds of xrays nothing showed up but in my teen yrs i had both in imobilizers due to varios med injuries usually unknown what the real problem was. In my early 20s my back hurt abbout every minute of everyday so. Any way i had a mircro done on l5-s1 due to a herniation of disk severe foot drop and siatic pain. 5 months later my knees are realy starting to hurt reminds me of when i was a kid. Is it the added focus on bending at knees or is it sometyhing all together different. So what would or could cause this pain over use, fibermialga was suggested. Any ideas where i should start to look if it dooesnt get better or gets worse. I have a problem aprouching docs with stuff because none would believe the pain i was in in my early 20s and one even out and out said all you want is drugs, I told him if he had a f---- magic wand to wave it and at that point i walked out and told him he was an a-- and would never see me again. He had been my doc since i was a kid, and i had never been on pain meds. Has any one else experinced these or similar problems? Hve a good one and thanks for any input.