Hey everyone. I just joined today to see if I can get some support with this lower back problem I'm having.
My name is Lianet, I'm 19 years old and from Miami, FL.
Hope to meet some interesting people and some great advice.
It started a long time ago and I haven't gotten it checked because it didn't seem like it was something really serious, just thought it was normal back pain from heavy lifting or whatever. Well, I guess it has progressed and gotten worse. For months, I get this sharp pain in the lower back/upper buttock area when I move a certain way, lift something heavy, or just move. The thing is that is not every day. At times, I go a week without it. I just have to "do the wrong thing," and there it is again. It's not a pain that lasts for too long either, it goes away rather fast. But it's really quick and sharp. It's 95% of the time on my right side...my left only a little bit. I can't lay down flat for too long, or sit for too long either. It gets to the point where it hurts to walk and I have to limp or just move a different way quickly. Sometimes I also wake up in the morning with my right leg hurting, and tingling (like when your leg falls asleep), but I don't know if that's because I slept wrong. The leg pain doesn't always happen when I have the pain either, it's on its own sometimes. At work it's happened a bunch of times because I have to carry big folders and do some heavy lifting; it's seriously aggravating. So, after reading and researching, I've come to the conclusion that it MAY be sciatica. But I'm still not sure. =\ It scares me because of most of these symptoms I've read lead to another condition that usually happens in 30-50 year olds...I'm too young. I don't know. It's so annoying and I hope it's nothing too serious.
I'm going to the orthopedic this weekend to do an X-ray and a general exam. Wish me luck. Any thoughts?
Thank you for reading!