I been having pain in my hip and back for about a week and 1/2 now, but stupid me never thought anything about it. I just thought maybe I pulled a muscle or been sleeping on it wrong. The two hour drive home, killed me. I was in so much pain, that I almost called my parents to pick me up somewhere, but I stuck to the drive. I was in a ton of pain by the time I got home, I tried to relax but couldn't get comfortable. My dad came home and saw that I was crooked and bent over on my right side. He was concerned about the metal rods on the bottom of my spine (where my pain was), he thought maybe one of them got loose. We ended up going to the ER at Albany Medical Center, where my mom works (pre-op). Not much happened there besides me missing the whole NY giants loose, which I apparently didn't miss much because they lost once again. Anyways I got x-rays there, and just took Motrin. X-rays showed all my rods intact but a curve on the top of my spine. We made an appointment on Friday to see my orthopedics (Doctor Emons) out in Boston. He got us in the very same day! Which worried me because he wanted to see me right away. We went out and he looked at my X-rays, he said the rods were fine and the curve on my top was fine. He did notice that I may have a ruptured disc which is by my rod. He said the pain would go away soon, and I'm still waiting for it go away.