I've been suffering from nagging back pain for the past few years. I am an office worker which of course means long periods of sitting and also did weight training since my teens (i'm now 37).
I had an mri done which showed DDD at L4/5, with bone spur formation. However the pain I get is lower down and is centred over the SI joints. The SI joints were ok on the mri and I have no leg pain whatsoever.
The mri did mention sclerosis above the SI joints and I'm beginning to wonder if this is the cause of my pain. Certainly the area is painful to the touch and feels hard and gritty. The physio began to press on this area and the pain was unbearable.
Just wondering what others think- perhaps a course of deep tissue massage would help to break the tissue down?