I am trying to determine if I have Axial Low Back Pain with Referring Pain or two completely separate issues.
3 years ago, I was 48, 6ft tall, 195 lbs., probably 15 lbs overweight. Was balancing a heavy object, it dropped and i felt a "pop" or "click" in lower back I felt lower back pain tightness right away. Assumed it would go away but it did not. Went to Dr. who felt it was a muscle strain. Whenever I lifted anything in any degree of poor posture, I would wake up with lower back pain that I could not sleep with un medicated. Over the next couple of years I have had to squat even to pick up a pencil as upper body weight alone would cause this issue to inflame if leaning forward to pick up. I did reinjure it a couple of times when i could not avoid a bad lifting position.
I went to a physio who was supposed to be quite good. (read very expensive), and religiously did these minute core stabilizer exercises for a month but nothing changed. In fact whenever I perhaps overdid exercises a bit it would be worse.
Lately, about 3 months ago I started to feel numbness and tingling in the inner thigh between groin and just above the knee if not sitting perfectly anatomically. I could still feel things in that area, just feels different so I guess not really numb. It is mostly not what i would call painful, but is very annoying, and has lately progressed to feel like a burning and has also spread a bit, also now to the middle of the thigh, but is definitely not on the lateral side like many people seem to have an issue with. Flying lately has become a real problem as I cannot get to the correct position in economy seats, I have to stand every 5 or 10 minutes. My Dr. feels that it is likely a groin area problem and not back related, because of where the leg numbness and burning is. I was sent for an ultrasound on my right groin area and the Dr should have the results tomorrow or next day.
Running or stair climbs seem to have no ill effects on either issue, in fact playing Rugby is not a problem, but ice hockey seems to aggravate the back as probably my skating body position is not what it should be. A possible complication is that I have had a couple of minor groin strains on that side and a quad strain right up in that area, possibly an origin of the Adductor Longus.
Wondering if anyone reading this has any related issues such as this?