Good Morning I am glad I found this forum. For almost about a year and a half I have been doing crossfit and staying very active regarding sports and everything else. I have suffered from back trouble before but usually it is in regards to my very tight hamstrings and usually with a visit or two from the chiropractor it is better. About a month ago I was back squatting and felt like a pop in my back, it hurt but I continued to workout and then run after. I stayed off of it for about a week and I was fine. A week later I did a workout at the gym the next day I couldn't bend down to pick up anything. Instead of being smart about it I went for a run which kind of loosened it up but then it completely was stiff and hurting the next day. I have been to two different chiropractors, one chiro told me it was pinched nerve and a disc herniation but this is without any MRI or XRAY. He has 30 years of experience. My other chiro claims it was muscular and worked out my back and I did feel better for a day but then reverted back to hurting again. My pain feels like a herniated disc, I have tried playing ball when I run it hurts, when I bend down to field a groundball the pain is bad. When I put my chin to my chest while sitting the pain radiates in my lower back. also when I am sitting for a little and extend my legs the pain radiates in my back. At this point I feel like it is a herniated disc. I have decided I am only going to do Yoga, stretch and ice and also use the Airdyne bike machine which is not impacting on my lower back. I read that doing planks as well will help strengthen my lower back. My question is those symptoms do sound like a herniated disc correct? I know these isn't much you can do besides rest and ice and stretching until it heals.
thanks for taking the time out to read this. Being an athlete its horrible sometimes you rush back into things too fast and realize you are only damaging yourself in the long run. Any advise as well on doing herniated disc friendly workouts would help too!
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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. 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?
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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.Specific comments :
I am not sure how the chiropractor diagnosed a herniated disc without diagnostic aids. Plus, if , in fact you do have a disc problem, the last person you would
want to see is any chiropractor. They have their places and are good at it, but when it comes to disc and the spinal cord, you only want specialists.Personal Opinion, not medical advice :
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