My name's Christie. I had Kyphosis and now I've got 14 fused vertebrae (T2-L3), a herniated disc in my lower back and arthritis in my neck. I found this community while searching for online support for my chronic pain. I've felt alone for a very long time, because most people my age do not suffer from the amount of pain that I do. Because most people can't see my back issues, I'm met with almost no sympathy or help. I'm currently expecting my first child. As much as I love him already, I never imagined that my pain would intensify so much. I've just been referred to physical therapy again and also to pain control (I assume this means medication, not sure how I feel about that). I'm hoping I can find some support and hopefully talk to other people with similar issues to mine.