Eight weeks ago I injured my back while doing some heavy lifting at work. Torn muscle vs pinched nerves vs overlooked compression fracture when x-rayed. I don't know. Physical Therapy was delayed 4 weeks or more waiting for MD referral etc. As time went on I began developing every kind of symptom in the world. Continued muscle pain, joint and bone pain, nerve pain, difficulty thinking, decreased concentration, headaches, nausea, tremors, sporadic sleep, wake up tired and staying fatigued, depression, anxiety, the list just keeps going. Each time I went to the Workers Comp MD I was reporting new problems. He responds, "Are you sure your not just a wimp?" and "You should not be having these problems from a back injury." I was beginning to think I was going nuts or maybe dying a slow death. I began my own research and discovered I am having all the CFS symptoms. My question is: 1) Can CFS stem from the back injury?