I have been experiencing lower back pain for almost a year and half now. I was lifting 15 pounds of dumbles for triceps when I felt a sudden jolt in my leg. Two weeks later I am crippled, I cannot sit.The pain increases with increasing duration of sitting and mild during walking or laying.
I have been to physio for over 4 months, had acupuncture, 2 trigger point, 3 epidural, chiropractor care, two EMGs, 3 MRIs, and complete lower back x-rays.After all this and the diagnoses has been largely unknown. X-rays showed minor backward L4 displacement while MRI shows congenital stenosis. The symptoms, however, rules out stenosis.
My symptoms lies in deep para spinal muscles area right near the rear vertebrae displacement at L4. It seems that pulling my body apart helps to "open" that area and relieve me out of symptoms for short time (pull my front side of body upward while back side downward while lying on floor). As i let go the pulling, I get pulsating feelings in that area with increasing speed while it "closes" and start producing pain. It feels that area has a very soft moisturized piece or sometime i feel like a wound type of pain. I tried telling to my doc and they don't listen. They told me it was from S1 nerve and gave me epidural which made no difference.
I am very tired now, out of job, out of my medical school, hands hurt from everyday back massage, exhausted of using TENS, EMG, magnesium water and heat therapy, magnesium and calcium tablets, and exercising.
Everyday I spent atleast 6-7 hours working on my back to make it better, yet no avail, my hands are beginning to hurt and I can no longer sustain it. Totally exhausted and hopeless. Please, if anyone there can help, I would be dearly thankful to you.