Hi, stumbled upon this site while researching back problems online. I've had a quick read through some posts and feel very stupid not knowing any if the technical terms ha!
My name is Jo, I'm 37 and married with 2 rugrats (10 and 2)
I've had lower back pain on and off since my first child was 6 months old and my back went into spasm and there was "some disc trauma" I was serving in the army at the time and believe it was due to me going into full physical activity after returning from maternity leave. My lower back has "gone" a few times over the years but I've just cracked on with normal life and rested when it happened. Four months ago my lower back pain felt a lot better than ever snd then I started to get excrutiating pain in my buttock and thigh on my right side. After 6 weeks struggling I decided to go to my GP who noticed that I was standing with my back leaning to one side. I was referred to urgent physio and given painrelief. Had my first physio today - she has said that my muscles down my back on right side have wasted, my right hip is higher than my left and that she thinks there has been a disc injury. Just waiting now for GP to refer me to orthopaedics (?!) AnyOne else have similar story?