I have a herniated L5-S1 for years which get worse by the year.
Recently there is a new symtom: if I try to stand up and walk from a more relaxing position (e.g. sitting, leaning against a counter), I may experience a pain in my lower back that feels like a temporary dislocation or a temporary stiff neck (except it's the back not the neck that's hurting). I would then have to support myself with my arms, then move my body around or massage my back and re-attempt to stand up and walk, usually with my arms pushing down on my hips to reduce the pressure in the spine. Usually the second attempt is successful. Once I can take a step without pain, I can stop pushing down on my hips and walk normal.
According to the internet, this may be called subluxation which means the vertebrae are not aligned properly.
This new symtom appeared after I used crutches for two days due to an ankle problem.
Has anyone with herniated disc experienced this and if so, what have you learned about it?