So here I am, just shy of 24 years old, and as I stood from picking up a kleenex I had dropped this morning (which I have been using constantly thanks to a stubborn head cold), I suddenly had the most intense shooting pain in my lower back. I tried to take a step, and I couldn't. I tried to bend down again, and I couldn't. At first I thought it was just a little muscle spasm, so I gave it a few seconds and then tried to walk again. Nope. All I could do was lean on the counter and call for someone to help me. Now I'm in bed, and I can't even hoist myself up to a sitting position without wanting to scream in pain. Oh, and it hurts to cough -- which is great, since I have a cold. Going to the bathroom a half hour ago was an adventure. It seems I've badly pulled a back muscle, but I don't know how. All I did was bend down to pick up a kleenex. I don't understand how something like this can happen to someone at my age...it sounds like an "old man" story my father or grandfather would tell. At least I've got my iMac at the foot of the bed with Front Row, a bunch of TV shows, and a crapload of podcasts. And a laptop to browse MacRumors Sigh...this sucks. Anyone else have back problems? What do you do to fix it? I've taken some pain reliever (not doing a lot of good) and iced it (not helping all that much either). If I still can't walk by tomorrow, I'm going to the doctor.