hello everyone, i'm here to hopefully learn about tips and suggestions on my road to recovery.
i have lower back pain that hurts by just doing the simplest tasks, ex. picking up basket of clothes. it sux. i'm 21 years old. I've been diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder and anxiety disorder in the summer time.
back pain started when i was in middle school and i tried to do a back flip on trampoline and landed on my stomach which made lower back fold. Hasn't been right since. went to therapy, went away. a few yrs. ago i started doing mechanical work and also working in factorys. it came back and worse than ever.
My spine now gets out of alignment real quickly and i have to constontly pop it back into place, i'm very irritated by this. I also get muscle spasms, to where i can't move or breathe for about 20 sec. and spasms as small as little muscle twitches. my lower back hurts a great deal when i try to do any kind of work. i've gotten my x ray and mri scan and they both came back normal. i tried to just get through it but it just hurt to much and it seems like something isn't right so i stopped putting any type of strain on my back. Have a job waiting, but i need to find out this problem with my back.
wuts next? i have an appointment tommarow with an orthepedic. i hope he doesn't think i'm their just to get medication. i wanna try to go their prepared.
Im anxious just about 24 hours a day. When i go places i get anxiety attacks. doctors don't want to prescribe me anything so i'm untreated with my anxiety. Anxiety makes my back hurt more.
So if he tells me to try physical therapy do i just go along with it and try it while anxious?
would it do more harm than good?
thnx for reading