Hello I am an 18 year old guy who has had back pain for years. I have always complained here and there but never was much of one to complain. I was diagnosed with a small curvature of the spine only about 16 degrees. That was when i was 14. Since then ive hadd several "minor" back related injurys. one time doing a medium amount of weight on squats i felt an exruciating pain in my middle back but after a couple weeks felt no need to see a doctor for the pain wasnt nearly as bad but still there. Recently ive been having worsening pain in my back which tends to spread to myleft leg as the pain increases. usure why i was having these pains, I requested an appointment with a specialist xxxx (3rd time seeing him). he orded xrays and found my curvature had remained the same but that i had experienced compression of the discs in my lower back. then he preceeded to oreder an MRI. The results have brought me down some because im the type of person who wants to be able to do it all and live my life to the fullest. anywyas the results showed that i had 10 ruptured discs. im 18 years old and have 10 ruptured discs.. pain is always a factor and is steadyly changing the way i do some of my everyday activities. i am suppoed to recieve some sorrt of back brace and get physical therapy but after having this pain all these years, i dont know if its going to be getting any better. the pain is continuing to get worse and i am starting to become a little depressed about the whole thing. i dont know what will happen or if ill get better or not. if you have any answers, advise or suggestions id be more than grateful to receive your input.