Hello everybody, this may be long but I'd appreciate some help on this situation because i am a little confused on what to do next.
So i play football in highschool and around October of last year I've noticed a little stiffness in my lower back that didn't really hurt so much. Not knowing what it was or whether it was something serious i continued playing the rest of the season. Now at the time the pain would only come when i practice and it would go away immediately after practice was over. Now about 2 months later with the same amount of stiffness i decided to go see a doctor who then told me that it could be a muscle sprain and i just needed to ice it. Which i did, i also had weight training so i started lifting and the stiffness began to hurt just a little bit so i returned to my doctor who then sent me to PT. So while i was at PT they told me that my hips were misaligned and they needed to put it back in place and they had me doing stretches and i did feel a little bit better and they told me it would be fine to work out again. So i continued to lift in weight training and it came to this point when i was trying to do squats i couldn't lift it and my posture was bad. That's when i felt my back feel ten times worse and my leg pain started. So it's months later and i still feel the same amount of pain which are in my lower back, my left hip, my left calf and my left foot and it is really ruining my life because i can't play sports, sit down in school or anywhere else. It is hard to walk but it's doable, and i wake up with a lot of pain. Right now i am seeing a chiropractor and it isn't helping at all. I heard that surgery isn't as bad as people say since everyone is different and i would rather have surgery than live with this pain because i don't want to go off to college like this. Any advice would help. Sorry for my grammar and vague summary I'm kind of speeding through this and I'm on my phone but seriously any advice would really help because i think I'm beginning to fall into depression.