Hello I Hope everyone is doing O.K .
Two years ago I had an x-ray which showed that I had a narrowing between L4 - L5 vertebra. Over the last two years I have had problems if I lift any heavy or do heavy work. I was told it was not a bad problem take anti inflammatory and pain killers. About 6 weeks ago it changed I was sweeping a floor at work and it started to hurt then for about a week I had a small pain like someone stabbing my lower back with a needle every now and again. Since then every morning I have had a problem, I also have pain if I stand in the same place to long or I sit on a hard surface or chair. It does not make any difference if I have work hard or not. My doctor has sent me to a physiotherapist to help with the back muscles. I went today and he said he would help relax my back muscles first and then manipulate the vertebra. He started on the muscles but after 10 mins said he could do no more as the muscles along the back were to contracted. I have to back next week but I do not think this well help. Any advice please?