I often have lower back soreness especially if I sleep on my stomach. It's been sore a lot lately, but goes away quickly. A couple of days ago, I barely bent a little to toss something in the garbage and I felt the most horrible pain shoot across my lower back, almost like electrical shocks. I can't even really describe it, but it was awful. It only stayed for a few seconds, but then I was momentarily unable to move without horrible pain. I was able to shuffle myself to the bed and lay down. Two days later, I can still barely move. It doesn't bother me while I am sitting or laying, but it's awful if I get up to move. It hurts to bend down, forward or backward. I can not walk normally and I can only stand for short periods of time before the pain will get horrible and I'll need to sit down again.
Has this happened to anyone before? I had a similar issue a few months ago, but it wasn't this bad. I was thinking muscle strain, but I don't know if I'm right. I am planning on visiting the chiropractor once I am moving better. I hate, hate, hate the chiropractor and can not bear to allow him to touch me right now.
Any input is appreciated. I've been icing it and have a heating pad on it now. Nothing is really helping and I've only seen minimal improvement since it happened.