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I need help. I'm 30 years old with extreme low back pain. In a scale of 1-10, I am a 7. Experiencing pain all the time. But it's okay and I can handle the normal back pain.
The extreme back pain comes over the charts a 10+ when I lie down. Just trying to get up from a lying down position (whether it's on my stomach, my side or my back). I become stuck/stiff and every move is very very painful I am unable to get back up/straighten back up without feeling extreme pain. This has been happening everyday for 4 months now.
Right now I am on my stomach in bed with manageable back pain. But once I try to get back up, I can't. Every move is very very painful. I have to slowly take my time while experiencing this excruciating pain. Than I finally get up out of bed. I can't straighten back up to a normal upright position. I have to walk hunched several steps while holding onto the bed (still in pain) until I am finally able to walk straight again. I have to make sure no body weight puts pressure on my back or else it hurts so bad.
Once I'm up its great. I have the normal chronic back pain that I can manage. It's just when I get up from a lying down position/reclined position. Sometimes I sneeze while walking and I feel that sharp awful pain too. It comes as fast as the sneeze, then it disappears. It is so weird. I know many people who suffer back problems but I can not find anyone else or online with this type of problem. Has anyone heard of this? If so what could it be? My Dr. and Neurologist have no clue.
MRI shows mild spondylosis. Epidural bulge. L5-S1 moderately severe disc degeneration. Uptake in bone marrow. The neurologist said these results shouldn't cause this type of pain and he has never heard of such a thing. He says normally people lie down and feel a little better. In my case, it's the opposite. Does anyone else have similar symptoms or know information on what this could possibly be? This is bad. I know something is not normal, it happens all the time. My worst fear is one day I'm not going to be able to get up.