I have been suffering from an acute and chronic ligament strain at my L5/S1 level for the last 16 years. My pain is very localised specifically in the center / posterior of my L5/S1 joint only.
I have tried all kinds of physio therapy, exercise, and minimally invasive treatments such as stem cell treatment, prolotherapy, epidural injections, trigger point injections, steriod injections and nerve blocks. Unfortunately, only Physio Therapy and exercise provides temporary relief for my pain, and unfortunately none of my treatments to date have provided any long term improvement whatsoever.
My MRI scans all look normal and I have complete physical fitness and mobility. (I only suffer pain when sitting down and particularly when laying down. Hence this condition makes sleeping very difficult and often impossible.) Hence my doctors/surgeons claim that my pain is due to a ligament strain.
I would love to hear from anyone who has done an Artificial Disc Replacement or Disc Fusion for such an acute ligament strain.