I'm new to the site and just wanted to tell my story, see if anyone can help or if anyone has the same issues.
I am a 25 year old male, 180 pounds (On a good day) and fairly active, i.e work outdoors, enjoy exercise whenever possible. A couple days ago I was sitting down and out of nowhere I got this dull pain in my lower back, didn't think much of it because I have had some lower back issues in the past and it always goes away within an hour or so, and if not I just take some Ibuprofen or aleve which almost always solves the problem.
This time I took some aleve and it did absolutely nothing. I also noticed when I would sit in certain positions it would kind of radiate up to the mid back area of my spine, the radiating to the middle of the spine was not necessarily pain, but more of a weird, dull sensation I cannot even describe, but that issue seemed to only be there when I would sit in a certain position. That night I had a couple alcoholic drinks which seemed to alleviate the pain significantly which i found interesting. when I woke up the next day the pain was there but barely, as the day went on the pain slowly came back to the lower back area and would go up the spine when sitting in a certain position, usually that position is on a couch watching the TV.
I finally went to see a chiropractor I have been seeing since I was about 5 years old. He said I had some muscle issues going on in my lower back and an area in my neck. he did some work on me for about 20 minutes and I felt better after, not 100% but definitely better. About 5 hours went by and the pain came back. This all began about 2 days after I was trying a very low carb, high protein diet. I have no idea if the two are correlated but I just thought I would throw that out there.
Now I'm wondering if I should go see a doctor and get tests or just wait a few more days and see what happens. the pain is not really getting worse. it seems to plataeu around the same dullness and just linger until I move and then it settles down but usually comes right back.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
Thank you all very much for taking the time to read my post.