I sometimes forget I should not try lift things I used to lift without a second thought. (It's really hard to accept physical limitations. :sad:) A few days ago I very foolishly decided to change the battery in my car myself. (My sister told me to let them do it at the store. I should have listened to her!) Although the battery was relatively small, it was much heavier than I expected - too heavy for someone with a previous neck surgeries to be lifting. The next day I begin having intense pain in the center of my upper thoracic spine, but I don't know the exact level. When I press on that spot it is extremely sore. I also feel a "click" from that area. I am really worried I have ruptured another disc. :S Has anyone else experienced these things as first signs of a ruptured disc?