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20 years of reocurring lower back pain

adamalexaadamalex Posts: 1
edited 11/02/2015 - 8:34 PM in Lower Back Pain
Hi guys I'm new to this forum but have came here plenty of times to try to gain some knowledge of my pain. I'm 42 and have had the same exact pain in the same spot on and off for about 20 years. Its on my left side lower back right near the dimple on our backs. When I get the pain sometimes feels like the same pain as when you hit your funny bone. .like lightning accross my waistband. I remember leaning over one day 20 years ago and hurting it and it's been like that ever since. I've been to my chiropractor when I spasm ( which actually twists my body for a few days) out but never really followed through with it. This last spasm occurred 2 months ago while brushing my teeth and leaning over the sink. This time I'm not really bouncing back like I used to and I am still in some pain. The spasm went away but I went to my primary doctor and he xrayed me and it shows degenerative disc disease and straightening of the lower lumbar. I tried to get the mri but I'm very claustrophobic. I've been to a nucca doctor to straighten my axis bone. . He says it's all connected but that didn't help. My chiropractor says it's a stiff SI joint and tight hamstrings. My primary doctor things it's a disc problem..who is right!?

I cant get this answered by my doctor. I am very curious and I think it's pretty important to know. .I can lean over forward with no problem as long as i bend my left leg ( heel to butt)What does that mean? I think I have trigger points in my back. I'm going to try the epat machine [edit] in a few days to break up the knots. Could I have knots for twenty years!? Thanks for reading my long post.. Hope it makes sense.

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