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PandA2014PPandA2014 Posts: 1
edited 11/10/2015 - 3:08 AM in Lower Back Pain
I normally do not get into these forums but after my visit with the doctor I felt like I need some assistance pushing them in the right direction because I felt like they did not really believe me.

For the past few months I have been dealing with back pain. Having restless leg syndrome, I associated it with that and working out. Everyone has some aches here and there. However, over the past few weeks it has gotten progressively worse. I travel with work so I have not been able to visit my doctor until today.

Here are my symptoms:

Low back and Hips feeling compressed
Popping/Crackling in my low back when getting out of my chair, bending over, bending backwards or leaning left/right.
Pain followed with numbness/tingling in my left knee when stretching and following the popping.
I have spasms randomly in my low back but not overly often normally after strenuous activities (running/lifting)
At night I am unable to lay on my back or my stomach because it feels as if the lower part of my spine has extreme amount of pressure on it.

I have been using Tiger Balm, Arnica cream, ibuprofen, to help relieve some of the pain.
I also do yoga, and I have bought a foam roller and do exercises for low back pain.
My wife a massage therapist has massaged my muscles a few times to loosen them and it still does not relieve the pain.

No matter what I do the pain never really subsides.

The doctor today while examining me felt the popping in my spine and told me to take naproxen, that I just have a sore back and I need to do more core exercises.

I am a 23 yr old male, who is active, works out at least 3 times a week. I am also in the military and have never had any issues with working out in my life. But over the past few weeks I have not been able to run or work out as I have in the past since I am in so much pain after working out or even during my workout. After, pushing the doctor I got them to recommend physical therapy.

Any ideas please?

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  • LizLiz Posts: 7,832
    edited 11/10/2015 - 3:09 AM
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