Hello Everyone! I found this sight lastnight, so I am new. I am a 46 year old which was working an extremely physical job 10-12 hrs. a day. this was up until mid-December. I woke up one morning to get ready for work, but when I lifted my head off the bed while laying on my back, I found I had the most unbelievable pain in my back and had to basically roll out of bed and crawl to the bathroom. I have a high pain tolerance, and this was unbearable, so much I was crying. had no idea what was wrong or what I had done to cause that pain. Cant pinpoint how it happened. GP took x-rays, said it was a back sprain because the x-rays looked fine.That was three months ago. I have not worked since. I do not have health insurance. Was going to a Chiro, but have recently stopped because the pain has now become more localized to a two inch area directly on my spine, right below the bra-line and I noticed about a month ago that in that area it looks "humped" . The pain is unbearable, even when doing nothing. I suppose I have been compensating because my muscles in my lower back hurt and around the sides of my ribs. I know these are only muscles, but in that two inch area of my spine, if someone barely pushes in on it directly at that area, it grabs my breath totally. I lay flat on the floor and that humped area is the first to touch the floor. feels like I have a ball there. I try to stretch it out. There is one popping/clicking noise directly at that area when I move. That noise makes me nervous. Never did that before. Doesn't hurt any worse when it makes that noise though. It is painful to sit, twist, walk with a purse, and just stand. I feel an urge to push that area "back in" although painful(as in pushing up against a wall, laying on the floor). Also, to "elongate" my spine brings brief relief as I do it, but as soon as I let it go back, the pain returns. I try to do this while sitting, I put my hands on my thighs and push upward with my back straight. I know this sounds bazzare probably, but this DEFINITELY is not just a back sprain. I can feel it directly on my spine whether its being touched or not. I just take Naproxyn. Don't know where to go from here. Anyone have an idea what's going on or what it generally COULD be? Or anyone going through this? I appreciate all ideas and possible suggestions. Thankyou All!