I've been having problems with my back for about 7 months now and I was wondering if anyone would have any clue as to what could be going on with it...it's really starting to worry me and affect my life but after reading loads of articles on different back problems I am still unsure what it could be...this is what happened:
7 Months ago I started to get sharp pain in the base of my spine seemingly out of nowhere, after sitting for long periods it would take a few steps before I could walk properly/upright, then after about a week the pain started to subside.
Then when I thought it was going I woke up one morning and found I could barely walk, my legs kept on collapsing and it felt like someone was driving a spike to through the base of my spine, I didn't have any pain in my legs though.
My doctor said that my muscles were spasming and prescribed Diazepam/Valium and said it was probably a slipped disc and it would sort itself out after about 6 weeks.
It did slowly start to get better and I could walk again but sitting down was and standing up was still a problem and I couldn't lift any weight and so went to see a physio who said I was really stiff and gave me exercises to do.
I've been doing my exercises for a few months but my condition seems to remain the same or sometimes get worse, about 6 weeks ago it started to get really bad again and so went to see an osteopath who said my lower back muscles are really tight and has essentially been massaging them which hasn't really had much affect...
I'm really not sure what to do next, it's completely taking control of my life no-one seems to be able to say what exactly is causing the problem.
Any ideas on what to do or has anyone experienced anything similar?