Note: I posted this on FM board as well - I am looking for any suggestions on how to help myself. We got our kids a Wii for Christmas this year. If you don't know, a Wii is a video game where the players actually act out the games, instead of just sitting on the couch hitting buttons on a controller. They already have a Playstation, X-Box and a PSP. But we thought the Wii would be a great family gift, since all of us could play (including my 4 y/o daughter). One of the games they have is the bowling game. So on Christmas night, we were playing it - I think I may have played 3 games. You stand there and actually act like you are throwing the ball, but you are only holding the contoller, not an actually bowling ball. Well, I woke up yesterday with really bad pain in my lower back. I really didn't think much of it, since I get back pain all the time, especially when I wake up. But it just kept getting worse throughout the day. It feels almost like the sciatica I had when I was 9 mos pregnant, only it is much, much worse than that. I can barely walk!! The pain is just shooting through my hips, and down my leg. There is no position I can get into where the pain lessens. When I try to bend a little to stretch it out, the shooting pain actually causes me to lose my breath, that is how severe this is. The only think I can think of is that I hurt myself playing that Wii bowling game. Dh's grandmother threw her back out playing that game a couple years ago, but she is 87 yrs old!! I am only in my 30's! I realize I am really out of shape, but come on! Could playing that game have caused this? I cannot believe how much this hurts! I had to actually crawl up the steps last night, and when I tried to change my clothes, DH had to pick me up because I couldn't even stand up. Any suggestions on what I can do to help myself? I HAVE to go to work tomorrow, and I don't know how I will do it if I can't even walk.