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hi there,

I am suffering pain in the lower back after I lifted to much weight above my head trying to move someting on standing on stairs in my house.I felt pain in my left hip and from then on I devloped more pain. That all happened 3 months ago. An MRI is made but that only shows some mild bulges in my lowerback. To the left side i cannot bow because the back or hip is giving pain.No problems with bending my body to the floor with my feet stretched. I can reach with my fingers without pain to my toes. As i sit longer than a couple off hours I feel a lot of backpain, only in the lower region. It feels if my legs are a little heavy, but i do no feel pain from my nerves. i do not have loss of strenght in my legs. So what now? Tomorrow I will visit a orthopedic doctor. My questions are: if its a Si joint problem or L5S1 herniation (mild according to the MRI report) is a chiropractor the best option or maybe injections to try relieve the pain? I have some minor problems with my intestents, never had that, what can cause that?





  • memerainboltmemerainbolt IndianaPosts: 6,254

    hello mart1!

    welcome to spine-health

    let your doctor tomorrow give you advice on what you need to do next. most members here do not use chiropractors as they are not spine specialist. as far as your intestines, we are not medical professionals, ask your doctor.

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  • In my opinion I would definitely go to PT. Do some research on where you go to PT because having a great knowledgeable therapist will make a huge difference. I tried a chiropractor and unfortunately it didn’t help me. 

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  • Hi Mart - it might not be SI if you can sit for two hours - this problem usually causes pain after sitting 15 minutes or less (I've had it for 23 years - Ankylosing Spondylitis). I agree with Amy regarding chiros - if it is SI joint syndrome, any type of adjustment with do much more damage than good in my opinion. Take care of yourself - 


  • I suffer bouts of sacroilitis, it’s so painful. I also have many other spine issues. I was seeing a PT for over 9 years , though now I see an osteopath, I have been seeing him fortnightly all of this year, this doc of osteopathy will open early or stay late if I have bad a flare up,   I have got much more relief out of him than the PT, though it’s only temporary it helps. 

  • Hi Harpy - I am so sorry for your pain. I wish I could do something for each and every one of us posting on this site! Can you please tell me a bit more about osteopathic doctors? I could Google it, but I'd rather get more info from you if that's ok. Thank you - 


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  • Hi Robyn, my gp referred me to This osteo after he found out I was seeing a chiro. The osteo I see  is just brilliant he will ask you what’s wrong and knows where the actual problem is coming from, he uses dry needling in my neck while working on other areas, you don’t have to have the dry needling, it’s your choice, I suffer very cruel migraines from my neck and  I haven’t had a full on  migraine in a month , still a dull headache. So that is massive. He uses a hands on massage, gentle or firm, it’s also your choice. I prefer it firm ,seems to help me better. he has a gentle form of I can only word it as a release without the sudden jerking movements of a chiro, due to nerves being pinched I lost the use of my left arm beginning of April and the use of my right leg last week, but he got it all back to MY normal.  Hope it helps, harpy

  • Hi Harpy - helps very much. Thank you! And I understand "my normal" - I too have developed new normals many times  over the past 23 years! Best regards - Rj

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