I had what appeared to be a shoulder injury in December of 2010, but from day one knew that my back was involved somehow. It continued to get worse and then for a whole leveled out pain wise. About 3 weeks ago I started waking up about every 2 hours at night and it has been extremely difficult to sleep and fall asleep. Now today I can barely walk, move, sit, even breathing can send me into intense pain where my spine feels like it may snap. Feeling along my spine there are a couple of spots where I notice the discs feel real close together. If I bend at the knees my back hurts but much less than if I don't or if I twist. Is there anything that may give me some relief???