I have suffered with back pain for a few years now, my first major flare up was after playing some basketball. I had an MRI done which revealed ddd to the L 5 S1 with a shallow posterior disc protrusion however there was no impingement. After many months it eventually stabilised via massage and working on my muscle imbalances. I was able to complete a specific weight training program to strengthen my back, however a few months ago the compressed feeling to the s1 area returned.
I had another MRI which revealed minimal changes from my first scan 18 months prior. The pt exercises seemed to be causing aggravation so I cut them out for the time being and just focused on doing small walks. The last few weeks I have felt mild burning sensations in my legs and pain in my right glute which feels like a muscle strain.
Wondering if anyone has any advice, I am going to see a new dr to see if I can get a referral to a specialist. I find it difficult to sit long periods which seems to really aggravate the problem