I hurt my back years ago during my first and only yoga class. I never got the original injury checked out, as it didn't seem that bad, but years later I am now suffering. I get a niggling pain in my right lower back when laying flat on my back, but the pain gets really bad when I try to get up or turn over. I seem to get stuck in that position until I can find a way to get up. The pain is horrendous. It seems to ease a bit once i've got up and goes completely after i've taken a few steps. Lately i've also noticed that I cant seem to rest my right leg when standing up. If i put all my weight on my left leg, when I try to stand normally again my back seems to lock and I am in agony. After a few minutes, I manage to move but the first few steps are agony and I look like an old woman, but i'm only 35. I'm also noticing problems if I am sitting down for any length of time or if I sit in certain positions. Painkillers do not seem to help at all. I try my best not to lay on my back, but if I accidentally roll onto it in the night, when I try to turn over again, the pain instantly wakes me up. Does anyone have any ideas on what this may be, as I am now starting to get a bit worried that I might of done some serious damage, maybe to the discs or something.