I am 16 years old, about to be 17. I have had severe lower back pain for around four or five years. I went to the doctor and had some x-rays and a MRI done. They found that I have Spina Bifida Occulta at the L5 vertebrae. They also told me that I have slight scoliosis. They sent me to physical therapy where I found out I have back spasms. They didn't help, so I stopped going. The pain is only getting worse with time. It had completely ruined my life. I cannot do anything. I can't even walk through the store. Nothing helps. No position or movement. No medicine or cream. When it gets bad enough, my mom will give me some of my dad's medicine. Such as last night... I took a hydro, a muscle relaxer, my sleeping pill, I rubbed down with pain cream, and I laid on my heating pad. I finally got to sleep and I woke up about two hours later crying. I was running fever, throwing up, and had the worst headache of my life and it was all from the pain in my back. I went and woke my mom up and I was bawling my eyes out. She didn't know what to do. So she gave me two benedrille and a steroid pill. I didn't get back to sleep until 4:40 in the morning. When I woke back up she gave me another muscle relaxer. Nothing helps. I generally feel the pain all over my back because it is so bad, it feels like it is my spine. It works it's way down to my buttocks and my knees start to hurt. I'm going back to the doctor to see a specialist and I'm going to make them redo my tests since it's been a while. They told me my Spina Bifida shouldn't cause pain, and my scoliosis isn't bad enough. Something has to cause the spasms though, but what? This kind of pain is not just caused by nothing. Something for more has to be wrong that they are missing. Anyone that has any suggestions of what it could be?? I cannot do anything anymore. I feel like a lazy, no life, teenager. But no one seems to understand the pain I am in. Sometimes it feels like I need to be bent in half backwards. Or that someone with long fingernails is tearing into my spine trying to rip it apart.