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Hopefully someone will will have dealt with something similar and can help me and the other people with similar conditions any suggestion is welcome. I have tried exercise, diet, massage, X-rays, medication, and everything in between so please no softball answers.

For about 3 years my lower back has been constantly deteriorating and has gotten to the point where I can barely work which is a huge issue as I’m only 20 years old. As of now for the past several weeks there has been severe swelling in either side of my lower back (above tailbone) and accompanying muscle spasms. The spasms usually feel like the muscles are pulling down either side of my spine in tandem and the pain usually keeps me off of my left leg for several hours. I have experienced “Pinches” that feel like a knife diggin in between my spine and they cause me to collapse. There has been a constant burning feeling as well for about 4 weeks. Any information is helpful I know this isn’t the most well written cry for help but I think I’ve tried everything else atleast everything available to me.



  • memerainboltmemerainbolt IndianaPosts: 6,073

    Hello whydiesitalwayshurt!
    Welcome to Spine-Health

    Have you seen a doctor? Has any diagnostic testing been done to find out the cause of this pain? Muscles play a big role in protecting when something goes wrong, whether it be a disc or a nerve. They will tighten up spasm. If this is the case, you need to find out what it is from so you will know your options in treatment.

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