Hi All! I hope all is well.
I just have a quick question. Right now I am being treated for herniated discs in my neck c3/4 and c5/6. The spine doc and PM want to work on this first but I also have lower back pain.
My pain in my lower back is chronic. I am always aware of it. Yesterday, I awoke with acute pain where I had a hard time putting on my pants and etc. The pains shooting down my legs and numbness. Now this morning I awoke with just my normal pain no acute pain.
My question is: if this were a like a pulled muscle, wouldn't the pain continue for a few days? I'm thinking more a disc problem and after resting it over night the second night it healed a little and the acute pain is over. Does that make sense?
The spine doc did say I had arthritis in my lower back along with in my neck from the xrays he took. I'm getting a shop in my neck in a couple weeks then we are going to look at my lower back. Hoping to have a MRI to see what's going on.
If anyone has an opinion that would be great. I'm not looking for a diagnosis but I just don't want think I'm going crazy by thinking this is muscles only. I just have to treat my neck first before they'll look at my lower back.
Thanking you in advance for your replies. Have a great day@!