I have been having muscle spasms severely since I was about 15 years old. I'm now 45 so that is a long time. Most days it feels like all my muscles are going to rip off my body at any moment. I ruptured a disc in my thoracic spine in my mid 30's. T7, T8. I was told this is not common, but from all my research it is more common than doctors say. My ruptured disc is causing spinal cord compression. I can NOT have surgery because I have some kind of bleeding disorder. No doctor will touch it. To make matters worse I do not have health insurance.