I am a 50 year old woman who in 2012 was on a flight from Haiti to the US when my back first started spasming. I did nothing out of the ordinary (no heavy lifting, no running, etc.) except be squished in the middle seat of an airplane for many hours. I saw my PCP about it and they did an XRay, but of course nothing "significant" showed-up. The spasms were getting more frequent and worse in pain, so I persisted with my PCP and he ordered a MRI. These are the results for the lumbar spine: "There is straightening of the lumbar spine with loss of the normal lordotic curvature. There is no evidence of acute fracture. There is anterior traction spurring noted throughout the lumbar spine. The intervertebral disc spaces appear maintained. Impression: Mild degenerative disc disease." These are the results for the thoracic spine: "There is mild scoliosis of the thoracolumbar spine. There is no evidence of acute fracture. There is anterior traction spurring noted throughout the lumbar spine. The intervertebral disc spaces appear maintained. Impression: Mild scoliosis." and finally these are the results of the sacrum and coccyx: "There is mild sclerosis demonstrated along the left sacroiliac joint. There is no evidence of acute fracture or dislocation. There is no fusion of the sacroiliac joints. Impression: Mild osteoarthrosis." I have seen at least two "spine specialists" who claim there is nothing "wrong" with my back/spine, and the pain I am feeling should not be associated with these findings. I'd like to see them live one day in this body! So, we went into masking the pain (somewhat) with drugs. I've run the gammit on muscle relaxers, pain patches and pills, and have only found temporary relief with Lorazepam. My current doctor does not like me taking it though, as it is an addictive drug. My doctors back in Oregon in 2012-2013 suggested surgery, but for what they didn't exactly know. I was not up for opening up my back to explore. My doctor's "action plan" at this moment is to ignore me and dole out drugs for the rest of my life. I am looking for a good doctor who will listen to me and look at all these things and get to the root of the problem. My Oregon doctors said I had Fibromyalgia, but I disagree. I have tried chiropractic, steroid injections, physical therapy (the therapist told me I was regressing instead of improving!), water aerobics, acupuncture, massage, stretching, walking and I'm sure I'm forgetting a thing or two. I am at the point now where I can basically do nothing due to my back going into spasm. I've had to call 911 before when this has happened because I can barely breathe, let alone move when it happens. I am on the couch with ice and downing drugs as I speak. Please, there has to be help out there for me.