I've been suffering from lower back pain (mostly back spasms) for most of my life. Fortunately, they only occur a few times per year, at most, and my core exercises clear it up within a few days. A typical event, I drop an item at the store that weighs a few ounces and when I bend over, I feel a very sharp stabbing pain in the middle of my lower back. That pain goes away almost immediately but the next morning my body is all twisted from back spasms. Does anybody have an idea what might cause that pain?
I ask because I recently had an L4/L5 discectomy to solve a different pain issue and now I wonder if that weak disc may have been my problem all along and more importantly, perhaps now cured. I forgot to ask my doctor during my last visit but plan to bring it up next time.
Thanks for any thoughts!
March 20, 2014 - L4/L5 Laminectomy and Microdiscectomy