My back has been giving me more and more trouble the past couple of months...maybe last two really badly but it has gotten to the point in the last two weeks that I cant even stand up at the sink or stove for even 2 or 3 minutes attempting to wash dishes or cook before I am in excruciating pain and bending over grasping the counter and trying to just rush to wash a couple of plates or something and then waddle to the sofa and sit down. I can hardly do anything. I got up this morning to find that even walking out to get some drink was awful. It felt like something was just twisting a burning knife in my back. It didnt even take me attempting to cook to hurt...just opening the fridge and pour my soda hurt. I grabbed the soda bottle and brought it in the room with me, took my morning pain medications and put the heating pad on it and laid back down. I told Billy he is going to have to do the kitchen and do the meals until I can figure out what is going on...I simply cant. Now I dont feel too bad if I am laying down or even sitting propped up in bed. Even sitting up for a little while in bed isnt too awful but putting any weight on my legs is bad. I do have to get up to use the bathroom every so often but it hurts. I am not sure who I need to call to get an xray or a CT scan but Im gonna call my pain doctor tomorrow and ask them. I think I need one or the other to see if I have slipped a disc or pinched a nerve or even if I have fractured something in there. I dont want to just increase pain medications because that isnt going to help. I dont think we could medicate this away. I would have to be so stoned I wouldnt be able to stand anyway...lol.