I'm new to this board, and am happy to have found you all. At least I don't feel so crazy now, as many people who are fortunate enough not to experience this pain simply cannot relate to how violent it is.
My problem seems to be from the L5 and L4 area, although my xrays yesterday don't reveal a herniated disc (just some gapping).
I have a desk job that requires me to be seated about 8 of the 9 hours I'm there.
Thankfully, my chiro wrote me a note to take a week off. I simply cannot sit! Whoever thought sitting could be such a pain in the a**?!
My real issue now is this: I've been getting adjustments for about a week now (a total of 4) and I feel WORSE.
Is this because the nerve root is inflamed/irritated?
When I slightly touch my rear end (like taking off/putting on my pants), horrendous pain zings down my left leg to the point of me involuntarily crying and screaming. And I'm no whimp.
I can't sleep in any position. On my side with a pillow in between my knees....on my back with ice under my L4/L5....nothing.
Will this get better? I don't want to imagine my future like this forever.