currently I see a physical therapist and I'm tired of getting told the same thing.
I've had chronic lower back pain that has increased greatly in the past couple years.
I've had locking in my lower left side of my vertebrae causing a lot of pain on that side, that I have to do exercises to loosen up regularly or continue feeling the sharp pain. Additionally I have a great deal of tightness and pain in my central lower back that my physical therapist tries to attribute to poor poster. I work on my poster daily. I do sit a lot and work at computers a lot so I have to constantly move and stand up to walk around so rarely do I sit for long periods of time with poor posture.
Basically my frustration is that I'm being told my pain is normal pain attributed to daily duties and posture, and that there is really nothing wrong.
Am I wrong that chronic pain is a symptom? And when I say pain I mean strong discomfort that distracts and causes me to cease doing whatever activity I am engaged in even if it's just sitting or standing I have to shift and stand or sit respectively.
I've never been referred for an x-ray or mri for my back. I've just got the usual feel up and down the spine to see if anything's out.
Any ideas out there that can help alleviate some pain or point to possible problems?