Hi, I’m new here. I’ve had some back issues for most of my life, but nothing compared to what I’m experiencing. It’s the most pain I’ve felt in my life. I can’t stand up straight, I can’t walk. I called 911 yesterday and the hospital brushed me off and told me to take ibuprofen. I can’t live like this. I can’t move and not only go to college where attendance counts, I have a job, and two 5 month old puppies at home that need to be walked often and fed. I can’t do any of this. I’ve been trying to stretch but who knows if I’m doing it right, and patches aren’t doing anything. I’m drinking alcohol to help my anxiety calm down so I’m able to stretch, but I’ve already had to miss mandatory classes and called out of work multiple times. Can anyone help me? Please. I’ll try anything.