Hello, I'm new to this site, sorry to just join and post symptoms but I've been worried about this so here is the story. Yesterday afternoon on the way home, one of the lovely drivers in town didn't give a turn signal. We were going about 30-40 mph maybe even slower (probably slower), when the guy in front of us just turns into his drive way. This resulted in the brake being hit on hard kind of thrusting us forward some. Well after I was thrust forward the center of my lower back ached some, over an hour or two it would go away and come back only if I bent my lower back a lot or bent in far. Today I made the awful mistake of googling lower back pain. Apparently in the internet medical world there is no such thing as a simple sprain or bruise, it could be "something severe". As someone with HA my mind is going "Yup, it's severe you might be paralysed, or have to be hospitalized or etc.". It only really aches not even that bad of pain, and it only happens when I bend over for a few minutes or frequently in a short period of time. I don't know. I need help rationalizing and going to the doctor isn't cheap. Any help greatly thankful for.