I'm in dire need of some guidance.
I've been having lower back pain for about 3-4 years now, and it has increasingly affected my quality of life to the point where i am very depressed and lost. Currently 19 years of age, from austin texas.
Prior to late 2006 i never had any issues or feelings of obliquity/inequality; i was happy and on track to what i thought was a great life.
I sustained a back injury before i turned 16; i was doing heavy deadlifts, military press and squats with no supervision, and was never treated for any type of fracture, which i believe i sustained on a growth plate. I simply toughed it out. I even lifted while injured; i was young and naive.
Whenever i sit now, i feel uneven. The right side of my pelvis is always jutted upward, causing discomfort any time i sit, and the only remedy for this is placing a wedge under my left ischium. I believe i have developed a small hemipelvis. It started with mild lumbar discomfort while seated during early 2007. Now instead of tension in the lumbar spine, I feel hip/back pain and an extreme feeling of unevenness when seated and even lying down. The feeling is like having a wedge under the right pelvis, which causes a functional scoliosis in my spine because my pelvis isn’t level. This occurs at ALL times, making acts such as sitting on the floor extremely depressing and uncomfortable.
I wear a heel lift of 3/8ths of an inch for leg length inequality (of 14mm from a ct scan, left leg is shorter in both tibia and femur) , but i believe this to be insufficient as i have read that the lift should also address my hemipelvis, which leaves me feeling imbalanced even with a heel lift.
I dread car rides, and going to class (UT Austin) because i can never find comfort.
Have had a decent run up, with all problems attributed to the leg length inequality. Have had MRI and CT, although i feel my symptoms have worsened significantly since they have been taken.
They thought i had scoliosis, but after CT they say minor spinal asymmetry with apex to left.
Is it possible that i fractured something and now my pelvis is highly asymmetrical?
What can i do? Ischial lifts for the rest of my life along with shoe lifts at all times?
Any way i can see if i fractured something in the past? Or if its congenital and never noticed it?
I have a much more detailed document, which thoroughly addressed my complaints and prior treatment; send me a PM if you think you can help. Or simply reply here.
Any insight is greatly appreciated.