Hi everyone. I am posting to see if anyone has any advice about what's happening at the base of my lower back.
I've been suffering from back pain for a few months now. I first had a very painful spasm, which resolved itself. A little while later, I developed a dull ache in the base of my spine (just above the buttocks) - more of a tightness than a pain - that came with a some pain in the lower back. The feeling was pretty constant, but it has gradually resolved itself over the last month or so.
I saw some physiotherapists who thought it was muscular in nature, and a Dr who thought it could be degenerative disc disease (though he did a series of X-rays and couldn't spot anything).
The only remaining problem is a clicking in the lower back. It's at the base of the spine, where it meets the hip, and I get it when I stand up quickly or if I do exercises certain exercises - such as mountain climbers, or if I raise a leg in the air while I am doing a plank. If it clicks too much, that areas feels a little tender for a while.
The clicking is very low, and it could be the sacrum, or something else rubbing into the sacrum. Sometimes I feel it a bit in my right buttock.
It doesn't hurt per se, but it's certainly not normal and I'm pretty sure that I didn't have anything like that before the back pain problem started a few months ago. The main problem is that I was quite a serious runner until the back became and issue and I want to wait until I am completely better before I start running again.
So I was wondering if anyone might have an idea what might be causing this clicking/popping, and what I might be able to do to resolve it. Could it be something out of place? DDD? A tight joint?
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