I have been in pain for months with my lower back and it has affected my legs and walking. Very weak legs and cannot walk a normal walk. Haven't even dared got shopping by myself for fear my legs will go out and I'll fall. I went to my doctor 3 weeks ago and he said it was all muscular and gave me meds. They helped with the pain, but not with the walking. My hubby got me in with a neurology nurse and she was very concerned. She thought it could be from the neck area which was causing my weird legs. She wanted an MRI of my neck area and lower lumbar. My hubby was able to get me in there today. I was in the MRI for over an hour. It turns out it is neither the neck or lower lumbar, but the middle of my back is a very serious spinal compression. I need surgery and it is a very risky surgery. I am scared to death. We don't have a neurosurgeon here, so we've got to find a good one or I have to go to Bismarck. My sister took me for my appointment and I had just gotten home when my hubby called to say that he was picking me up to do a cat scan on me because the radiologist that read my MRI said I need to be in surgery right now...that I could go to bed tonight and wake up in the morning paralyzed. So, I had the cat scan and it looks like there is calcification around there so I guess that's a good thing. They wanted to admit me into the hospital, but I promised to be very careful if I could come home. Now we will figure the next move. I am so scared. Please pray that I hang in there until the surgery and then that I make it thru that. I just knew there was something terrible wrong with me, but my doc just didn't seem to listen. This condition isn't seen often. I hope to find a surgeon familiar with this. So scared!