For about the past 8-9 years, I've been dealing with very bad lower back pain. Over time, the pain has worsened and spread to my hip/groin area, as well as down my leg (my thigh has swelled up a few times.) Been diagnosed with 2 bulging discs, which a chiro told me were actually prolapsed(herniated), arthritis, sciatica, facet joint syndrome, minor scoliosis. Tried injections a few times years ago, didn't help. Haven't been back to a doctor as I haven't had much luck with getting help. About 2 months ago, I was going through my morning routine getting ready for work, and all of a sudden got a very sharp pain in my right shoulder/shoulder blade/upper back area. It hurt to take breaths. Best way I can describe would be almost like a very bad cramp. The pain was severe, but eased slightly after about 40 min (could breathe without agony). Ever since, I've been experiencing awful pain on a daily basis in this shoulder area. I've been dealing with pain problems for 8+ years and has spread/intensified over that period. All of my problems are on the right side of my body. Sorry for the long post but was wondering if anyone has experienced anything like this before. Do you think the lower back/hip/leg pain is connected to this new shoulder/blade/thoracic pain? I also experience headaches daily, and some days both of my legs really hurt badly. I know I need to see a doctor, but I feel defeated after dealing with this for so long without really receiving the help I need.