I have been following this forum for some time since injuring my back in FEB 2007 (L5-S1 disc herniation with dead leg, sciacta etc). Since then I have been trying all conservative treatments to fix it ever since. After seeing many professionals (some terrible and some good) I have finally concluded what is wrong with me. I wish to ask all my fellow pain suffers for their advice.
I know my condition is nothing compared to some others so i truly appreciate you reading my post. After the initial injury i put myself in a bubble, got severely depressed and always made excuses from living. In doing so, my deep stomach muscles stopped working and my back extensor muscles took over. To realize that the last 1 or so years of pain have been related from extremely over-worked and exhausted back muscles annoys me.... (as it is only muscle pain... I think)
As we all know, the outer extensors are not 'endurance' muscles and since they are always switched on (rock hard) it is causing LARGE amounts of muscle pain.
It sounds like nothing but i need to fix this and am desperately seeking help as all the 'specialists' i have seen dont seem to have a definitive answer.
Here is my question how the hell can i switch them off????? I am still trying to strengthen my core to alleviate it but with no luck. Is it a mental thing?? Does anyone recommend anything in particular?? I am willing to try anything as a twenty year old male i need to live again....
Once again i value you reading my post so much!!
I wish everyone a recovery and a i look forward to your suggestions.