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Lower back pain, shoulder pain, popping, 18 years old

galaxys44aggalaxys44a Posts: 3
edited 03/17/2015 - 5:32 AM in Chronic Pain

I need to help with my lower back pain. I am 18. I've had low acitvity in childhood, no sports, i often catch some colds also... I started weight training with almost no knowledge about it. This time used some inpropper techinque and make very stupid mistakes (not doing legs, abs) etc. but i don't had any side effects (even my posture went better and stop catching colds) till 2 years ago. I don't exactly remeber everything but i started excercise called deadlift (inproper technique, i am not 100% sure that this is cause. I am not doing that excercise by 2 years). That time i had lower back pain only when bend (It wasn't so bad that i couldn't be move or something but i can't last in this position.) It make change about 1 year ago/last summer that now I feel pain not when bend but when doing very long walking or especially sitting, also sometimes when lying, but lying is often the most pain-free for my back, especially lying on stomach. I also sometimes have wirst pain/popping when doing circle/round movement 360* in my wirst. ( i think it started from doing pushups , when i thought to do only bodyweight excercises. I took some breakes of course, started doing some light workouts also,(2x1 month) but it didn’t help at all. Also I have shoulder problems (its worse in my right shoulder, it started when i raise my arms (it also popping) or started doing some pushups, other training. What is most important, that I have been to doctor and physioteraphist (none help me yet with diagnosis). Doctor and physio check shoulder movements and build and said it’s completly OK (doctor suggest neck problem, i had rtg which didn’t provide any faults, it’s not rotator cuff injury). I had also blood test to see inflamtion, but it do’t provide antyhing.

I had lower back RTG (i am attaching it). Space beetwen spinal circles are correct. It’s so long injury, i think when it could be discs problem my discs should be almost flat and change to degenerative disc.

I am completly exhausted form this problem, can’t stand this. I am sorry for my english, it’s not my native language.


Welcome to Spine-Health

It would be very helpful if you could provide us with more details. So many times we read about members who have different tests and they all come back negative. Isolating spinal problems can almost be like the game of Clue. The more clues and information you provide, the better chances in finding out what is wrong,
Here are some questions that you should answer:

  • - When did this first start?
    - Was it the result of an accident or trauma?
    - What doctors have you seen? (Orthopedic, Neurosurgeon, Spine Specialist, etc)
    - What Conservative treatments have you had? Which ones?
    - What diagnostic tests have you had? And their results (MRI, CTScan, XRay, EMG, etc)
    - What medications are you currently using? (details, dosage, frequency, etc)
    - Has surgery been discussed as an option? (If so, what kind)
    - Is there any nerve pain/damage associated?
    - What is your doctor’s action plan for treating you?

Providing answers to questions like this will give the member community here a better understanding
of your situation and make it easier to respond.

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I’ve had this for years, it hurts, I cant move my shoulder – what could this be, what treatment should I get?

Diagnosing spinal problems can be very difficult. In many ways its like a game of clue. Especially, when the diagnostic tests come back negative – no trouble found! Then its up to the patient and the doctor to start digging deeper. The doctor is like a detective. They need clues to help them move along. So, you as the patient need to provide the doctor with all sorts of clues. That is like it is here. Without having information about a condition, its impossible for anyone here to try to help.

--- Ron DiLauro, Spine-Health System Moderator : 03/17/15 11:32
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