I have been suffering from some severe back pain for about 3 weeks now. The first week, I went to the after hours clinic in town and they told me nothing was broken and if I was still in pain in a week to check in with my doctor. Well, I ended up out of town that week, still in pain, so I couldn't make the appointment. Now, week 3 I'm trying to get an appointment and my doctor is out of town. I'm in so much pain that I can't even work. I've been taking Ibuprofen and Flexeril but they aren't helping. My boyfriend has been giving me back massages and putting icy hot on my back but to no avail. Anyone have any suggestions or even reasons for this pain?