Hi, I am new to this site, so please be kind Smile
I am 19-years-old, and I have been suffering from lower back pain for over a year. I hurt it when I was at track practice, we were doing multilevel box jumps, and I was tired and one was too high. I barely made my feet on the box, but as soon as I did, I felt a twinge and knew something was horribly wrong. I think I have a pretty high tolerance for pain, and this was the worst pain I had ever felt in my entire life. I could not bend even the slightest bit forward without serious pain, and felt pain in my butt and legs daily. Like a moron I am, I though that this would pass, and it was nothing serious, so I never went to a doctor.
Now, a year later, I still feel pain in my back, though not as painful as it once was. I have good days, and bad days, as everyone does. The pain is the worst when I stand for prolonged periods of time, like this past weekend, I went shopping with my mom and I was in a great deal of pain, only better when I could sit down or lean against a wall. I also feel a bit of relief when I bend forward, almost like I need to crack my back. I also have pain when I lay down flat on my back, or flat on my stomach, sides are usually comfortable. And still, I feel the pain in my butt and legs, no numbness though.
I'm sorry if this seems like a rant, I am just frustrated that I am 19, and already having chronic back pain. It worries me that standing for long periods of time is almost unbearable because I am currently in school for Nursing, and I know that nurses are prone to back injuries.
I have an appointment for a regular physical this week, and I am considering mentioning it so I can get a referral to an orthopedist.
Thank you for hearing me out, and enjoy your (snowy, if you're in New England) day! Smile***************
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