I fell walking down our stairs to the basement a couple days ago. our steps are wood - bull nose edged - and I slipped off the edge of the steps. My feet went way up and I fell down with the middle of my back landing across one of the steps.
I figured I was either dead or paralyzed, but after a couple minutes of laying on the steps wailing I got up and have been relatively fine.
Today it hurts more than it has the last few days - probably because the last couple days I have self medicated with alcohol. Maybe today is a more accurate reading of my pain level.