Hi Kelly245, how are you? I do understand how difficult it might be to carryon the daily activities with low back ache. Do you remember of any injury to back while playing tennis which you had ignored or just took few pain killers? There can be nerve irritation causing muscle spasms leading to stiff back and restriction in your low back motion. Try to get some physical therapy and massage therapy. Apply pain gel gently and hot foment. Continue using hard bed and stretches. If pain still causes discomfort, consult a orthopedic doctor for evaluation and investigation if necessary like a x- ray or MRI back. Take care and share your thoughts.
Have you tried acupuncture and/or massage. I have had great luck recently with doing acupuncture once a week and massage every other week. If you don't have insurance or they don't cover so-called "alternative therapies" many practicioners are open to sliding scale or trade depending on your income.
Possible you have ovarian cysts or cancer?
Any form of cancer should be diagnosed before coming to conclusion. Kelly should visit a Physician to get it diagnosed i think by this time as more than an year passed she might have known her problem. Take care!
I suffer from lower back pain occassionally and I was trying to find out if it was kidney related. However, I noticed that after drinking plenty of water it goes away. I do not feel pain sitting down but it is mostly when I try to get up that I can not not get my back straight quickly. I came to conclude that some allergy to some foods causes the tendons or ligaments to stiffen up causing disconfort. Tolerance to some foods may be limited and the symptons can come in different forms. In any case, the kidneys would also be involved because taking fluids brings relief and the kidneys have to eliminate more fluids.