Yesterday my husband bent over to get a sock out of the dryer. When he stood back up he felt a twinge and had to sit down. He then could hardly get his shoes on. He went ahead and went to work. He works on the install of heating/cooling in new homes. There is not a lot of heaving lifting or overly strenuous work. They stopped at the first house and install some duct, got back in the van and went to the next house. He got out of the van and then the pain escalated. I went and picked him up. He struggled to get in the car and then screamed randomly in pains all the way home. He used the heated seat and was able to ease out of the car once home. I went in to put somethings down and he was slowly making his way in. When I came back out to help he was on the ground. He couldn't get up and screamed if we moved him. It took 3 of us to get him up and into a van to get to the hospital. The doctor at the hospital came in after about an hour and his pain had eased from being in the same position. She asked some questions but did no testing. She said this was common for adults to expierence. I've never seen anyone expierence this. They gave him 3 shots. An anxiety med, a pain shot, & I can't remember the other. He was also given a script for a muscle relaxer, ibuprofen and oxycodone. Last night and this morning he was able to walk a small amount with a cane. This afternoon and on he can't walk, or sit up even with the meds and cane. I have to bring him something to urinate in. This is not my husband. He does not complain or show pain. The pain is in the lower center of his back. It does not radiate anywhere. He complains about his hips a little when the pain is really bad. I think he might be straining on them. He is using the heating pad and it doesn't seem to help either. As long as he doesn't move he is okay. His feet have also swelled up this evening. He has never had back issues, pain, injuries or surgeries. He is 34 years old. He was a smoker for 16 years but recently quit. What could this be? Should we go to another doctor?