I am excited to find a forum of others with my same kind of pain. At least I know I'm not alone. I am 36 and always had a "touchy" back my whole life, but nothing major. Then about 4 years ago my upper back started hurting extremely bad. I didn't injure it, it just sort of happened gradually until I couldn't take it no more and went to the doctor. Well long story short, here I am 4 years later with no more relief or answers than I had then. Tests show I have "mild" scoliosis, "mild" kyphosis and "mild arthritis and degeneration. All the doctors say I shouldn't be in this much pain. I think the combo of all the "mild" things is the most likely answer, but they don't agree. I've had PT, went to pain clinic for 6 months and had injections of all kinds, which weren't very helpful, seen an orthopedic MD and now seeing a rheumatologist. Each one seems very interested in helping me until nothing works, then they pass me off to another doctor. I'm soo tired of it all. I can't say the worst pain is all the time. Sometimes I can go a couple weeks where the pain is definately still there, but bareable. This has been a bad week, even having 2 days off and doing nothing but some light housework and my back has been constantly in spasm. I feel like a wimp, like I am a 36 year old in a 96 year old's body. I feel like when I go to the doctors they think I'm lying or something, maybe they think I'm a drug-seeker, which would be wierd since the first thing I tell them is that I can't take anything that will make me fuzzy headed because I am a Home Health Nurse. I do take half a Lortab on occasion if I don't have work and my back is just hurting too much to bear. I have to be really desperate though cause I hate the "hangover" feeling afterwards. I hope maybe to find someone else who was just like me that is finding relief or at least a real diagnosis.