I'm a pretty big guy, strong body, do (did) everything myself. So when I wrecked my back about 2 months ago it was a very crushing blow. I'm still suffering from depression, but overall my condition is improving markedly in the past week. Prior to that I was unable to walk (due to pain), sit, stand, sleep.
I was told that it was a sacro-illiac joint sprain along with a torn Quadratus Lumborum and torn Psoas, and torn interior oblique. I'm still smacking my head trying to figure out how. All I did was pick up the office water bottle, rotate, lean forward and . I actually heard the pops (more like wet thuds).
I was told categorically that I did not rupture a disc - but I just can't believe that. However I'd like to understand what a ruptured disc feels like so that I can put that out of my mind for good. At no time have I ever felt PAIN, all I've ever felt was an incredible sense of pressure in my hips and kidney area. Vitamin Ibuprofin (1800 mg a day) helps tremendously.