I am a 23 yr old female(about to be 24), mother of 2 with chronic lower back pain. I have had pain ever since i can remember, when I was younger I always felt like my back needed to be adjusted or cracked, so I cracked it a lot myself. Yes I know not good but it was the only thing that relieved pain(until it would come back of course) I have fallen numerous times, especially on my tail bone where it took my breath away. Other than that no accidents until recently. A year ago is when it really started getting bad. I was in pain everyday and one day while cleaning, I pushed something across the carpet in my living room and I heard a pop sound and it was sudden EXTREME PAIN for over 2 weeks, the pain continued and got bearable but constant almost everyday. It felt like I was learning how to walk again, my hips felt soo unstable and I actually fell down the stairs because of it. I was involved in a hit and run accident that gave me whiplash and a month later I am still having off and on pain in neck region and my arms feel shaky all the time.I cant stand, sit,bend or walk for long periods of time without pain in lower back, hips and back of legs. I have numbness in my right heel that comes and goes and my 3rd and 4th toe on the right foot sometimes feel like something is either wrapped around it or stuck in it and there is nothing there. I can feel and actually hear a clicking or rubbing sound in lower back, sometimes just sitting in a chair and moving slighty at all will start it up. it gets pretty loud sometimes and sometimes its very painful, sometimes its not. I dont know if its related to this or just normal, but I never had it before recently. Its quite scary to be honest, I really dont think it should do that.I have had xrays of lumbar spine showing no damage, but my mother who also has back problems with numerous surgeries never showed anything on her xrays either. She had her first back surgery at my age, with no injuries besides a car accident when she was 5. I have been to E.R with back pain numberous times, also went in to E.R thinking i had a blood clot in my legs because of numbness and pain in the back of my legs, not thinking it was from my back. The Dr there diagnosed me with Paresthesia with numbness and other dr diagnosed me with lumbosacral neuritis. I suffer all the time with pain and numbness, tingling. I have had pins and needles feelings in feet and legs ever since I can remember. I thought this was normal and recently was told that it isnt normal. I have an MRI scheduled in about a week from now, I am just wondering, what conditions do you think this can be? What if this test doesnt show anything and I am still in pain all the time? Im so frustrated with all of this, I am so young and I can barely bathe my 2 young children much less pick them up. My husband suffers from back issues also, so it has been very hard on both of us. Any advice and recommendations would be greatly appreciated.