I am new here and greatfull to have found this site. I had back surgery 8 years ago for a ruptured and herniated disc with sciatica. Doc said he'd fix me 70% but he fixed me 90%. As the years passed I had minor aches that maybe lasted a few days, doing yard work most of the time. Anyway a month ago I lifted a tire from my trunk and within a 1/2 hour I was hurting. The next day I could barely walk, I knew something was not right. The days that followed were hell. I rolled out of bed pulling my self up with the wall and trying to take my first 10 steps as my back slowly unlocked . Driving to work was like a butcher knife in my lower back. I know I need not describe the pain you all of anyone know my pain. I just wish the world new how we with back pain suffer. That fear that you wont be able to work or do anything again. I have been put on steroids, muscle relaxers(did nothing) and took Oxycodone that took the pain away but not the feeling of bone on bone and the nerve it pinched when I sat or drove to work.I went for an MRI 2 days ago and received a call today that my doc has the results and I am not to miss my appointment next week. Great!! What will I hear? I am 38 and scared. I have however been coming off the pain med as my doc prescribed Robaxin that seems to be a miracle drug for me right now. I almost feel all better but still feel a strange pressure in my lower back. I am thinking its disc degeneration and am not sure what they can do for it. I will keep my fingers crossed. I am so scared and have lifted nothing. I feel so sorry for anyone that suffers from back pain and wish my family new how serious and scared I am. I need strength and support that I am not alone and if anything people that are going through the same thing and hopefully I can get information on the best type of therapy.