I just joined this, figured I needed an outlet to describe my pain with people who might listen and understand. 8 weeks ago I raked my yard and cleaned out my basement lifting books and such. My back started to hurt soon after and has gotten to the point where I can't walk. I've been going to a chiroprator and finally stopped after 6 weeks and the symptoms worsening. Now my right lower back is so painful and my right thigh is shooting pain, like a knife in both! I'm starting physical therapy, but they suggest I see a surgeon for the spine. I had an MRI and it showed one herniated disc. Anyone had this and any suggestions? 8 weeks later and the pain is worse than ever.