Why you may ask??...Well, quiet simply, it's because I have back, hip and leg problems & I have found myself here on a spine forum. I have been an avid reader here for quiet some time and now feel the time is right to join. I guess my problems started at birth. I was born with mild scolosis, but didn't know this until I had things looked at as an adult. After a MVA I was taken to the hospital, a complete spine MRI was done and it was determined that I had 2 compression fractures at L1-L2 & L2-L3 this is when scolosis was discovered as well. Long story short, I now suffer alot of back, legs and hip pain. I also have an issue at L5-S1, a bulge disc I believe it is described as. Tonight, I join your world because my lower back feels like a concrete block constantly sits across it, my legs are aching as badly as any toothache man has endured. My feet hurt and also lately, Im experiencing a great amount of numbness in my right big toe (Can sciatica cause a numb toe?) I also have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia as well as neuropathy...I have also had the ususal medical intervention, such as injections, trigger point as well as SI joint intections and recently have had 3 sets of ESI's. Rounds of PT, which I still to this day continue to do the exercises. I have and use my TENS unit, heat pad inside my home as well as use the heated seats in my truck while out and about. Ice pks have become one of my closest friends during this journey, I also use hot baths mixed with lavendar epsoms salt w/1 cup of baking soda added. I try to walk everyday, I push myself while telling myself, "no pain, no gain." Perhaps I'm pushing too much....This spine stuff gets so daunting (sp) @ times. I also don't sleep well-my current record is 43 hours w'o sleep. I ache which wakes me, I wake myself trying to turn over with the moaning and groaning, while holding on to my headboard for support to turn. Well, that's my short introduction speech. Look forward to getting to know some of you, ur spine issues and what works or doesn't work for you.