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I've searched everywhere online and have not heard of anyone else having this same problem! I have pain in my lower back, specifically my left side just above where my pants line would be. I've had an x-ray, with no answers, and am due for an MRI later this week. The problem started almost a year ago and has become progressively worse.
When I first get up from laying down, even if only for an hour, I can't stand verticial on my own power. I have to bend over supporting my upper body with my arms and use them to lift myself up straight. It is very painful still, and I can feel tightness and pain all through my lower back. I need to use something like a table to prop myself up for long periods of time, slowly going from hunched over to straight.
At this point I still need support to stand, because when I don't have it I'm unable to take a breath in. I have to hobble around, while unable to breathe, until I can use something to take the weight off my upper body again and take a breath, with lots of pain to go with it all. This can last for a half hour, or several hours, before it loosens up enough to take a breath on my own while standing, while not having any support for my upper body. Everywhere I look I can find no one else being unable to breathe due to a lower back injury, or anything that progressively gets better through use, until I rest
After activity, Depending on how active I was, I can end up either with severe spasms or just back to where I started. This is another thing that confuses me as after pushing through a ton of pain I can have a few hours of semi normal moving around. I still can't really bend down, or lift anything heavy, but I can at least breathe and walk. Has anyone ever experienced this?