I got up last night during the night and took three steps, and suddenly could feel myself falling over backwards. This has happened a couple of times, and it worries me. I am 59 years old and currently having some back pain problems. I had an MRI a couple of weeks ago that showed I have a slight ruptured disc that the doctor feels is the culprit, plus a little degenerative disc. I'm to have a shot in my back this Friday to help with the back pain. The disc is in the L4, L5 region. I called my doctor today to see if he thought this could cause me to suddenly starting falling over backwards. He said I just need to make sure I start the shots on Friday and to let him know how I feel in about a week. Has anyone else had this backward falling suddenly start? I never feel dizzy or anything, just can feel myself falling backward and can't do anything to stop it. Thanks for any answers.