I am 17 years old. I have had severe lower back pain for around four or five years. I went to the doctor and had some x-rays done at my doctor and a MRI done at Children's Hospital. 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. My mom says it's just the back spasms making it hurt. But I don't see where they can make it hurt all the time this bad. And plus, something has to be causing the back spasms. It doesnt really feel like my muscles are what is hurting. More like my nerves, or my spine. The pain is only getting worse with time. It is completely ruining my life. I cannot do anything. I can't even walk through the store. Nothing helps. No position or movement. No medicine or cream or pain relievers. Nothing helps. I generally feel the pain all over my back because it is so bad, it feels like it is my spine. Sometimes it works it's way down to my buttocks and my knees start to hurt. I hope my mom will take me back to the doctor to see a specialist and to make them redo my tests since it's been a while. She said she might take me to a chiropractor, but been saying that for like a year and hasn't done it yet. 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. It will get so bad that I just want to go to the er. It will feel like my back is trying to cave in.