Hello everyone-- I am 52 years old and have NEVER had a back problem. I am what you would call a weekend warrior when it comes to weight lifting. I have been recreationally lifting weights since I was a teenager. I love it very much. I recently got into sandbag lifting as well and like that very much too I am a very active person . But just recently I became stupid and started doing an exercise that I NEVER liked and for some unknmown reason started to do it. It is called Deadlifts with pretty moderate weights. I did it for a few weeks but one night I did it with no stretching and in a confined area and BINGO-- I did something REAL bad to my lower left side of my back- the pain is localized in the lower left side above the pelvic bone-- NOT in the mid back or right side- just the left side above the glute. I am going to a chiropractor - and sports med guy- and he is doing ultrasound,TENS stim and massage and I am still in severe pain. So I went today to a orthopedist and all he did was make me stretch my legs and bend my toes and asked if I had pain in my legs-- NO I do not-- so he said it was MAYBE a disc problem- but probably sacroilitis?? he did not explain any further- but he gave me a cortisone shot to stop the back spasms. I am also taking Motrin 600 mg and flexeril 10 mg throughout the day. I have trouble bending to even ties my shoes-- what I would appreciate someone telling me to the best of their ability is - what can I do besides the plethora of exercises my MD 's have given me and with the help of the wonderful web-- But can someone tell me if this is CURABLE- and if so how long does it usually take??? I really would love to get well as fast as possible- this injury is the first of its kind for me- and it is at times unbearable-- But I refuse to take any other pain killers other than the ones I mentioned above. Please help!