im a 19 year old with lower back pain for almost 4-5 years now. im a flatwater kayak sprinter and sometimes race in dragonboats
the pain i experience is a pulling pain with a super tense muscle along the left of the spine.http://www.exrx.net/Muscles/ErectorSpinae.html
. sometimes i get stiffnecks and often a left deltoid pain and also a painless but disturbing left clicking hip(i think its cause by my psoas)
ive tried all sorts of different solutions, Back Specialist,Physiotherapy,Chiropractic taken X-rays and MRIs. i cant imagine the amount of money ive incurred on my parents for all the different approaches but im still lost here.
the first x-ray was taken 3 years back by a spine specialist and he concurred that i had mild scoliosis with 10~ degrees of curvature. all he did was ask me to go back a year later for another xray to check if the condition had deteriorated.
feeling quite cheesed of i seeked a physiotherapist and she said it wasnt a bone problem but a muscular problem and said that i didnt have sufficient abdominal muscles to balance my overstrained back muscles. i went for a dozen of sessions and it did get better with the regular stretches, electrical pulse things and core strengthening exercises.
however about a month later the pain came back and i figured the relief was just temporal i seeked another spine specialist that took a MRI for me. the MRI reveled that i had a L2 degeneration (or slip disc) and suggested surgery by injecting fluids if the pain was really unbearable but that would cost 10k(SGD) so my family figured that it wasnt worth it.
after which, i seeked a different physiotherapist and this time he said that it was probably caused by my psoas being strained causing a complicated torsion effect on my whole being. with a trigger ball exercise i did feel the psoas becoming less tense. and the lower back pain gradually becoming less. once again i went for regular sessions but stopped once it became better and the pain cameback after a month or so.
im pretty sure i cant be going for physiotherapy for my entire life for me to be painfree. in fact i think sometimes after physio the pain still continues.
i also seeked a chiro but i thought it was quite useless(no offence to other chiropractors out there)
ive searched the whole web for answers but my pain still comes and goes randomly.
thanks for reading.