Back in December, I was diagnosed with a sprained back and neck after helping a customer with a generator. My arm got caught between him and the generator; half of my body wound up in his back seat, the other half was still in the parking lot. I went through two spine specialists; the one accused me of being there for painkillers and the other simply sent me back to work with physical therapy.
I went to physical therapy for 3 weeks to strength my lower back and neck. Four months flew by without a problem, and while I was out at dinner last Sunday the pain all of a sudden came back. I haven't had an appetite due to the pain for five days now. It hurts no matter if I'm sitting, standing, or laying down. The only way I can describe it is akin to a fractured bone: a dull ache with the occasional throbbing.
Sitting makes it worse, and I've also newly learned that laying on my stomach makes me so lightheaded that I almost puked. Every time I step with my right foot, it shoots pain into my left shoulder blade. It hurts when I take a deep breath, cough, or hiccup.
I have an appointment tomorrow with my normal doctor to see if he can help me with the pain and give me any ideas, and I see our worker's comp doctor on the 28th.
Has anyone else had these symptoms, or have any idea what I might have done? To my knowledge, I haven't lifted anything heavy without help or the wrong way, and nothing sticks out in my mind. This simply doesn't feel like a sprained back muscle.