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Lower Back Pain - Help!

Mr MiyagiMMr Miyagi Posts: 1
edited 08/29/2015 - 10:36 PM in Lower Back Pain
I’m 29. Hurt my back at work lifting pipe 10 years ago. The pain comes and goes, in recent years it's been ok. I was bending over to pick up a screwdriver recently and it went again.

Typically a sharp pain, in the lower back. The point of pain is around 160mm up from the base of my coccyx. The pain does not shoot into my arms or legs.

It is very difficult to find a comfortable position, it’s generally worse when sitting and best when lying down. Twisting exacerbates the problem. It is sometimes so bad that I can’t even bend to put my shoes and socks on.

Sometimes, if I cross my feet over (so the out-side of each ankle is touching) then apply an outward pulling pressure, my back ‘pops’ and I get relief.

My right leg appears to be longer than my left, which causes the right side of my pelvis to sit up higher than my left.

Questions I’d be interested in hearing your thoughts on:

1. From the above, what you believe the issue is
2. How you perform a proper diagnosis
3. I've seen a number of chiropractors in the past, didn't really see any benefits
4. Who should I see - physiotherapist, keep trying until I find a good chiro, or someone else? If the pain persists at this level, I'd consider surgery as a last resort. I can't live a normal life with the current pain level.

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