I regularly have lower back pain, this time is slightly different and can't tell if it is evolving positively or not.
It started last weekend when I was in complete pain and couldn't stand up straight, the only thing that would help is sitting perfectly still at a certain angle with back support.
Things seem to go better yesterday and decided to go to work, that evening and today though the pain is back but shifted. I can stand up straight but any movement still gives me a sharp pain (slightly duller than earlier in the week) and particularly going from sitting to standing up, there is a point where it hurts a huge amount. Once I'm standing straight its all fine again.
My back today feels like it is bruised and my upper legs feel hard and cramped up (possibly compensating). The question I have is whether this is a positive evolution or something else is going on. What would be my best treatment right now, hot packs, trying to get up every x minutes. I'm already taking some Ibuprofen.
Thanks for any help or pointers!