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I have had chronic, lower back pain for three years. I am high school, and I used to run track, and do weights. I cannot do these things anymore, as they make my pain worse. I first started to notice the pain when doing hurdles in track. Weightlifting over these past couple years worsened it, and now I cannot even go shopping without having to frequently sit down. I have gotten an MRI, but two different doctors said my back looked healthy. In December 2017 and February 2018 I got two epidural shots to help with the pain. Both times, I was pain-free for a few weeks, but it eventually came back to my normal. My symptoms: Sitting/laying down feels better than standing, worsens with physical activity (sharp, stabbing pain), deep aching when standing or walking for long periods, muscle spasms, chronic aching pain. The type of pain I am having is very similar to that associated with Spondylolysis however the pain has never radiated to my butt or legs.If anyone has any idea what is wrong with me, has heard or knows of anyone with a problem like me, or know any doctors that could "fix me." Please comment!!! The pain has, obviously, affected me physically, but it has affected me even more mentally. With the problems I am experiencing, I cannot be a normal teenager and do things I love like working out, running track, and being a part of a team. Any suggestions or answers you might have will help.
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