About 2 or 3 yrs ago, I got up from my bed, started to get off the bed when a major pain so sharp went through my upper back that I screamed in pain, my husband jumped up, trying to help start to rub my back, made the pain even worse so I just sat for awhile and finally the pain subsided enough to move a little, I sat for 15 or 20 min. getting up to use the bathroom, and lying back down very carefully. Since that time I have had more similar pain only while working in the garden, getting up from a bending over position,with the pain stopping me in my tracks. I had a cervical discectomy w/2 level fusion,which actually caused me little to no pain and healed great. I also have numerous other problems, spinal stenosis,DDD,Epidural Lipomatosis in the Lumbar area, sciatica in both legs...bulging disks...etc. If I stand for 30 to 45 min. my upper (thoracic area) burns like nerves on fire on the entire upper back, the lumbar aching at the same time. I have been to numerous doctors both neuro-surgeons and orthopedic surgeons, and a chiropractor that has the best state of the art equipment and adjustment techniques but nothing has helped. I can only alleviate the pain with 1500 to 3000 mg. of hydrocodone daily. I can only get the suggestons of losing more weight,physical therapy, more injections, exercising or walking which I cannot due without alot of pain..any suggestions out there are welcome!