Personal info: 182cm height, 70kg, 26, male
I have bigger problems with my back everyday.
First kind of pain: Soft pressure on my bones (verterbra - little to the right) is extremely painful between L4-L5 and L5-S1. I have received antiinflammation injection in L4-L5 (Dexa + xlyocain), but it not better. Now just pressure itself does not hurt so much but on L4-L5 but I start feeling much bigger problem on L3, just like my ligament are going to tear apart when I stretch them. I have no leg pain
Second kind od pain: when i bend forward and try to relax low back in this position I have extreme pain in my mucles just near the vertebrae, bones, facet joint or whatever the bones are called. I have a filling like my ligaments are going to tare apart, like they are in big spasm (not sure if right word). I am not able to stretch my low back. If for example I am lying on the flor and try to raise my both legs (when I tighten my back muscles) pain is very extreme. Pain is not like nerve pain, it is more like muscle, ligaments pain. I have a feeling like my ligaments are one big knot (i had many massages, not helping)
Third kind of pain: when i wake up in the morning I do not feel big pain (my doctor for reumatic deseases thinks I have no AS or something similar, I am also HLAB27 negative), also when i sleep i do not feel extreme pain. But after some time (5-10minutes, like washing my teeth) I start to feel stiff constant pain, like inflammation. If I sit longer time, or stand this constant pain becomes more severe. I can even run, have no big troubles unless I make weird leap and for example hit ground with my foot fingers then I feel extreme pain like explained in "second kind of pain".
Pictures and test results
MRI: moderate leftcentral herniation of IV disc L4L5 and bigger leftcentral herniation of L5S1
CT SIS: osteofit complex dorzal 3mm...actually I am not able to translate from Slovenian but it is similar to MRI
HLAB27 negative, Reumatologist thinks I do not have alkli. Spondilitys
I have issues with my low back few years now, but I started with healing at December 2014. Since then it is worse and worse, at the begginig I could make many pushups, stretch my back, many stomach muscles excercises but now I cannot do two of them. I have been to phsiatrist, physioterapists, orthopedists, reumatologists but we still have no exact answer what exactly is the issue.
Orthopedist - at first visit he said i surely do not have hernia issues. I have no clinical signs of herniated discs. At 4th visit he gave me injection.
Physiatrist - nothing specail, said to go to neurosurgeon
Neurosurgeon - think it is muscle problem, see no issues with nerves
Rheumatologist - still waiting for full MRI which I have in January 2016 (kneck, whole back and hips)
Therapise, and none of them helped:
8x laser, ultrasonic, electricity
8x pool, magnetictherapy, electricity, muscle excercises, stabikization
I had many relaxing massages, even was having 13x of acupunture (done by doctor and was painfull, my body did not excepted it well) but whatever I do my body responds immidiately and returns to old wierd state.
If somebody had simmilar issues I would be extremly happy hearing from you.