For years I've had this horrible lower back pain. I'm at a loss as to what this is. I've been for PT, an MRI, and my Neuro-Surgeon has diagnosed this as DDD. But when I look things up, the symptoms don't match. He's scheduled me for fusion surgery in May.
I cannot stand for long periods of time - when I do I end up with stabbing pain that stops me in my tracks with no way to walk or stand up straight. If I jump, upon landing I have a sharp pain. The pain does NOT radiate down my legs at all. I have a "clicking" in my lower back when I shift my hips forward and back. When in bed, I cannot roll over because of pain in my hips. I have a massage pillow that use to help with the pain and at times I hear a "crack" in my lower back and feel so much better, and can move much better than before. But this does not last long. Is something "out of alignment"?
Anyone have similar symptoms? Any clue? I'm nervous about a surgery that is so intrusive. I'm an active artist and need my mobility back.
Thank you for any information or advice!