Hi there - I'm 27 years old, and I've been struggling with lower back pain for a year and a half or so.
The pain came on suddenly (with bonus flailing legs and inability to hold a 'normal' posture) - bed rest and muscle relaxants took me to what became my 'new normal': chronic pain around my lower back/right lower back/right hip that could be controlled through painkillers and ignoring it, but changed my gait. I also have a bunch of lower back lipomas, but who knows if that's related.
The latest attack (severe pain, less Gumby legs) has me on T3s (which only sort of help) and with a cane. My doctors have so far not paid much attention to my back, saying that I'm too young to have anything worth getting tests done for, so I'm going to get a second opinion since I'm pretty sure that debilitating pain and using a cane at 27 isn't exactly situation normal.
Mostly I'm here so I feel a little less alone with all this.