Jan 2th, Had a hard fall on my buttocks. No pain until 2 days later.
Jan 4th, low back pain starts and gets worse over the following days.
Jan 7th, first trip to my pcp, diagnosed as a Lower back muscle strain, prescribed muscle relaxants and anti inflammatorys. Xrays taken because I did have a fall, Xrays look good.
Over the next 2 weeks the back problem still lingers, with the pain going down to my left butt cheek. The pain is almost not there in the mornings. I decide to goto the gym in the mornings now, and I think I really aggravated it.
Pain throughout the day is now unbareable. No medicine is removing the pain.
Jan 20th, pcp prescribes a muscle relaxant, steroid back, and hydrocodone for pain. Still believes it's a muscle injury which could be swelling onto my sciatic nerve causing the pain in my left buttocks. Prescribes a pain reliever that targets the nerve, gabapentin.
Here we are today, still in a world of pain. I really start to believe I injured a disc. I will be getting an MRI tomorrow. I've been out of work now for 2 weeks. And im just ready to feel better.
So Whatcha guys think? Muscle or disc?
I'm 29 years old, 6'2" 208lb.