For about 3 hours in the morning after waking my back is as stiff as a board. Especially the mid and lower back. It feels as if someone has punched me over and over again. It is on the right side only and it seems that if I sleep on my left side it is slightly better. The feeling is hard to explain to anyone but it hurts preety darn bad! I also get out of breath super easy on the mornings which really sucks since I have a toddler to chase after. Anyone else have these problems with their back? Also, does anyone else's family seem to disregard your condition? Nobody ever asks me how I am doing, it is like they have forgotten or don't believe I have this since I can't go to the doc anymore because I have no insurance. I don't ever bring it up because nobody seems to give a crap. It's just frustrating having this mess and everyone thinking that it will go away. I'm sorry, I just had to vent a little! I am 29 years old and I feel like I'm 80, I am just tired of this.