I suffered from a slipped disc and sciatica and had a microdiscectomy in Feb 2008 which relieved me of all pain and symptoms within a month or two. I'd had no back problems since but yesterday, after lying on my front on a sofa, with my laptop in front of me, for an hour or so, I got up and was hit with a stab of pain. Basically my lower back felt like it had locked, and really hurt.
It's still feeling like that - there's no pain when I lie on my back, and not much if I sit in a comfortable upright position, but as I rise everything hurts and feels tight around there for want of a better description. There's a slight numbness in my legs at times, but I think this could be psychosomatic as I can't help but think about the pain I felt before my op. The pain in general feels like it did immediately post-op - achey, and I can't bear weight. I'll be sleeping on it and visiting the hospital tomorrow, but I'm terrified that it may be the beginning of another disc problem.
Is that likely, or does it sound like it could just be a freak strain?