Hello, I am a 42 year old man with chronic lower back pain for the last 11-12 years. I was barely over 30 when I tried to be Superman with a utility trailer. The weight wasn't an issue until the trailer rolled back, putting me in an overextended position. I felt a tear/pop in my lower back on the right side of my spine. The pain was bad, but got worse in the first few moments. As the day progressed and NSAIDs were taken, I improved somewhat.
I saw with my PCP and she gave me Rx NSAIDs and muscle relaxers. Rest and meds improved my back, but it always hurt after that. About two years later, I was lifting at work again and felt an even worse pain, without tearing or popping. I saw my PCP and got the same Rx.
This time it helped less and my recovery was slower. I have been in pain since that day. Some days are better and some are worse, but every day is painful. I have seen a chiropractor with no real relief. He did x-Ray my spine and claims that there is no structural damage. Lately, I have been having a burning sensation in my right foot.
I believe the original injury was a tear of the Psoas muscle and it hasn't properly healed. I wanted to know if anyone has had that injury and if it can be surgically repaired. Thank you for any insight. Welcome to Spine-Health
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