Hello, I was wondering if anyone could give me some advice on what i can do with my back problem?
It all started about 5-6 years ago when I started to notice a stiffness in the lower back. This gradually got worse to the point where if I made any sudden movements I would get a severe sharp stabbing pain to the right of my lower spine, this pain could knock me to the floor at times. As time wore on I started to be able to pinpoint where the sharp pain was.
This pain is now constant and is to the right of my lower spine. I am also getting pain on my right thigh and in my right testicle( Had that checked for any lumps etc), this pain is worse when I am sitting (not that I sit a lot as I cannot put up with the pain). I have been told that it is something to do with my QL muscle. I have been to a few Chiropractors and nothing has seemed to work. The Dr keeps telling me to take painkillers, which is not going to help me at all. I managed to have an x-ray which only showed up wear and tear, so I am told.
I am currently going to physiotherapy once a week and this is not helping at all. I am gradually getting worse and I feel if I continue the way I am going I will not be able to continue to go to work.
One of the Chiro's said I had leg length issues and I was adjusted to make legs level. I also did core strengthening exercises and my muscles held out and my leg length stayed the same. The Chiro was unsure what was wrong with me. QL muscle and Facet joints were mentioned, along with my pelvis beign slightly twisted, but to be honest I am a little lost off.
I am 35 yrs old and I am missing my children growing up as I cannot take part in much.
I would appreciate any advice, and I could try to explain further my problems if anyone wanted to know.