So to update everyone on my back; I've been to the chiropractor twice, and am on the road to recovery! I feel a world better than I did, and I know if I'm patient, I'll be back to normal and able to do the things I want and need to. It turns out my SI joint in my right hip popped out and so my hip bones were rubbing against each other and causing the pain in my lower back. Thankfully I found a good chiropractor that has helped put the joint back where it belongs, and in a few days I should know if I need to go back for one more session or if I'm good to go with what he's done. All I know is that I hope I don't have to go through that again, and if by chance I do, I'll know what the problem is and not suffer for two weeks before getting it fixed (enter ashamed face here).
Thanks to everyone for enduring my orneryness over the past couple weeks! I hope we are all still friends.