Thanks in advance for the help.I am 43. I used to do lot of running and last 4 years I do running, biking and weights. I am 5.8 and weigh 145 lbs. 2 weeks back when I did the squat I felt something moved inside and somehow managed to put the weights back. I felt severe pain for a minute. I sat for few minutes in the gym and then able to walk. I took a 600 mg advil after coming home. Later that day I went to ER and the doctor asked me to walk on my toe and heel. I am able to walk. He said he doesn't think it is a fracture and asked me to take advil and ice/heat.I can bent back. But I can't bent forward and touch my toe. I felt the stiffness.I don't have a shooting pain. But still I have the burning sensation and some pain in the lower back.There is no pain in the legs .
Now I am taking advil 400 mg - 3 times a day. I apply ice couple of times and then use the thermacare heat pad for 5-6 hours.
Initially I was not able to sit or drive a car for 30 minutes continuously. When I get up I feel the stiffness in the back and the burning sensation in the lower back and upper butt . I took X rays last week and have the Ortho doctor appointment on Dec 3rd.I also got a referral to a PT. I had 3 sessions so far with PT. I am doing the stretches for 20 minutes - 2 times a day. I didn't tried running or weights.I started walking and able to walk for 45-50 minutes for the last 4-5 days.But still I feel the pain in the back - it is not a shooting pain but really uncomfortable . PT asked me to stop taking advil and then see how the pain is. I didn't took advil today afternoon and I felt the burning sensation is high or someone pinching in the lower back always.I got worried and took again took ADVIL 400 mg now. I will do the stretches again and will continue with it.
Reading about backpain online confuses me a lot. I have to wait till Dec 3rd to see the doctor.
Can anyone experienced similar pain in the lower back and upper butt . Any suggestions/diagnosis and help much appreciated. Thanks again.