I've recovered from my 2011 laminectomy and two-level lumbar fusion. I've also recovered from a fragility fracture in my iliac crest in 2012. Was diagnosed with osteoporosis. Everything healed okay. I've been taking Alendronate weekly since 2012. In addition, I take calcium and vitamin D. I've returned to PT several times over the last few years for hip pain, and had pretty good results. I've been walking with very little pain since last round of PT in December. Continued a few stretches at home. The PT said my ITB was causing my hip and lower back pain.
At work, we park in a large parking garage. Yesterday after work, I didn't have enough space to open my car door fully because ignorant employee parked too close to me. So I was able to squeeze through, but it was pretty tight. I am large, and planning to get gastric sleeve. But right now I'm about 235 pounds, and 5'3". This parking problem has happened to me a dozen times. Usually there is so little space, that I have to get in from the passenger side, and straddle the console, and clear the gearshift to get into the driver's seat. The last time I had to get in from the passenger side hurt me (too much twisting), I had to go back to PT again.
Today, I woke up with a lot of stiffness and pain. Walking at work was very painful all day. It's painful to stand up straight. Came home and took a Meloxicam tablet and applied heat. Please reassure me that I couldn't have injured myself by squeezing into my car. I thought the pain started today because I slept on my side instead of my back last night. I really thought that it would be safer to squeeze in the driver's side, rather than twisting my body like a pretzel to get in from the passenger side. I am praying that this pain is just from sleeping in a bad position, which I know I did.