I am new here and I am worried about whats going on with me. I am a 45 year old woman I hurt my back in 2001 was out of work for a year, I went through physical therepy it was stopped because it was making me worse, I have been to many doctors over the years and have been kept on medications to help me function I have always had physical jobs. I contantly hurt in my lower back and right leg, and my right shoulder swells up about once a month and will last three or four days. A month ago my shoulder swelled up and was hurting more than usual as well as my back swelled more than usual with some burning, I have been getting charlie horses in my feet I went to the hospital Saturday because my lower back was on fire and my leg was throbbing, they gave me a shot to ease the pain then on sunday my neck had a hard knot come up that hurts beyond words and now I am burning along my whole spine, I was told my disc might of ruptured I do not have insurance I have filed for disability and I cant get an MRI done until I get approved they said it could take up to 4 months. I have been given pain medication which its not even helping the pain in my neck im so nervous because I have read avout tumors, spinal stanosis and mant more. Has anyone experienced this type of back problem and does anyone know how to speed up the process so I can see the right doctors.