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I am in my mid 20s and have had lower back pain (nothing excruciating, but definitely very, very uncomfortable) since May of this year. It started with leg tightness, which I still have. I had an MRI in June, but that said it's minimal disc protusion L4-L5, no radiculopathy (and yet, leg tightness is 98% constant, I passed the straight leg test). I have seen more than one neurologist, and I recently did an EMG which turned out normal. My newest neurologist diagnosed me with sacroiliitis on my right side, and I'm on a 10 day regime of methylprednisolone. My back starts hurting especially sitting or being on my feet, walking. I had a blood test too to rule out an autoimmiune disease, which came back normal. I don't know what to do anymore at this point, if this continues. I didn't injure my back, I didn't lift anything heavy, just for the record. I'm not overweight, I don't smoke, I don't drink, I don't do drugs. My most comfortable position is lying down on my sides, when I almost feel normal. Although lying down on my left side makes my leg tightness worse.
What are your opinions? Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. It's the first time I've ever posted here. I literally don't understand what to do or why this is happening. I don't understand how you can experience leg tightness without any nerve impingement or damage to the nerves which the EMG test ruled out.