I`m 51 now and back in 84 sharp stabbing pains sent me to the doc to see what the problem could be. He said I must have fractured my back at one time. spurs! DDD and pain I finally got an MRI approved and getting epidural and blockers. I`m going for disability because I keep having back problems at every job I get. I get denied for that also and wonder how I`m going to deal with this problem now that I know what it is!