Hi , I am a newbie on here and hope i am conforming to forum protocols by posting my issues on here.I will keep thins as short as possible.
First of all some basic background , i am a male 56 yrs old, non smoker , a little over weight but reasonably fit and active with no history of any back/spinal/muscular issues.July 7th this year i was at work doing some mundane relatively lightweight activities and towards the end of the working day i had a slight twinge in my lower back which over a couple of hours progressed to a debilitating pain so severe i could not sit down, i was not aware of a single incident during the day that could have caused this pain it just sort of crept up on me.
I dont attend the doctors very often but this pain was so severe i attended immediately after work, my gp examined me and diagnosed a trapped nerve which he said could be painful for several days and i was to take anti inflamatories and pain relief until it cleared.
Unfortunately over the next week or so far from easing, the pain increased and spread all around my body, i.e. from my neck down to my waist area.I had pains in my lower back both sides upper hip area , severe pains in the area i can best describe as behind my lungs , especially when i bend forward and funnily enough when i breathe in , the pain on breathing in is also present in my ribs at the front, i am now also experiencing pain in my neck muscles.
I have since July7th had a spinal MRI which showed good spinal condition and no major issues , a chest x ray that was all clear and full blood tests showing no abnormalities.I have attended a physiotherapist who has advised a routine of exercises including front and side planks and side stretching but this has had no effect.
I am now at a loss as to what is happening to me and where to turn for help and was hoping by posting i may just be lucky and find somebody who either has suffered the same or similar or at least can point me in the right direction.