...because it should be on the Health and Wellbeing forum and it is there as well, but this page is busier and I'm really hoping for some help from anyone who has suffered with back pain. I've had lower back pain now for 7 days. It has progressed from just hurting when I bend over to hurting all the time except when sitting or lying down on my side - just standing still causes a dull ache and sitting down or getting up or twisting is becoming something to dread - everything seems to jar it. Bending over usually requires holding on to something as support the last couple of days. Getting into and out of the car and turning over in bed is the worst! I'm pretty active with walking, swimming, going to the gym and still been doing that (but taking it steady) thinking it might help, but no. Debating seeing a doctor, but not sure whether they can help and in any case I can't get there for at least a couple of days. Do I just need to rest it? Please help, I feel like an old woman at 32! Thank you so much.