I am 31 years old. I have a small disc bulg at the L5 S1. It has been 2 years now, and my lower back pain is better, but i still have sciatic pain down my left leg for 1 year now. It use to be a burning pain, but now it's just stiffness when i stand. I also can't sit for very long still, or stand before my muscles start to ache.
My pain is all on my left side. Since my disc bulge, my side muscles on the left have become extremly tight (QL and Paraspinal.)
Lately my symptoms are changing. I still have leg stiffness when standing and a very tight side and lower back muscles, but i am now getting a deep ache into my upper hip glute area which extends to the front of my upper thigh crease. This acheing pain and stiffness keeps me up at night now where i can't find a comfortable position to sleep in like i use to. The ache starts in my left Ql and exends down to the left side of my hip. Also when i walk now i get groin pain.I feel very stiff and unnatural when i walk.
What is going on? Is it just chronic muscle pain? What is now causing pain in my hip and groin? I'm starting to think it may be my SI Joint????
Just when i thought things were starting to get better...