So On Oct 1 at around 6:30 pm I was overcome with pain, muscle spasms and inability to do much more then squirm. The pain was all in my legs but I could tell this was being caused by my back. I was at the libarary at the time and was getting up to leave. This was of course the result of twisting while holding a galon of tea while looking though a bag earlier that day, spending about an hour walking around with that galon of tea and slouching not only on the back of the bus but at the library as well. Also the unloading a reloading a truck one a week probably didn't help. Spent the next half an hour in a computer chair that was rolled over to me squirming while waiting on the ambulance. After being dragged to the hospital and scanned in x-ray and such I was told I had a lower back muscle strain and to get out. I was also given a week's worth prescription for a muscle relaxant and with some help I managed get home went upstairs to my bed room and ate something and got into bed. Eventually I managed to be able to move more and started walking around the house. I made the mistake of walking to and from the library a couple times over the course of October thinking that walking more would help but it seems to have made things worse(the library being over 0.7miles from where I'm at).
Though I'm now unable to stand straight when tired and can't walk more then a block.
This isn't the first time ive been this bad off though. the first time was a few years after I graduated in 09 and became a hermit as I had no idea what to do with myself. By the time I met my ex I was hunched over and unable to move swiftly. It was thanks to her dragging me all over the place and hotel pools that I got my back straightened out. Though when we split up at the end of 2012 I went back into being a hermit and was stuck in a town in the middle of no where. Nothing to do and no where to go I got lazy again but my body never got as bad as it had the first time I went full hermit. After about 2 years and moving to place closer to civilization I started walking to town mostly just to tap off sources of free WiFi. I was finally getting back into better shape. I did get a lower back muscle strain about a year or 2 ago but it wasn't as bad as this time and it went away after about 2 weeks when my back popped. Since it wasn't enough to hinder me to much I never went to see a doctor for it like I did this time around because it didnt render me unable to move of my own accord nor did it hurt as much.
Now the problems I'm currently having is that I don't think I'm healing right. I'm currently a 250-260p 5.6-5.7f 27 year old male who is somewhat obese with the extra fat being on my stomach. Since my back muscle got strained I havent really been able to stand up straight when I'm tired. I also haven't gotten enough sleep since my back got strained which is one of my main issues currently. A big part of this is because I can't roll over while I'm sleeping. I also can't sleep on the left side due to the muscle thats strained being on my left side(just above my ass) and attempting to do so just leads to pain in the left part of my ass and leg. I'm unable to get to sleep on my stomach or back so I've been sleeping on my right side which was good until I got muscle cramp in it about a week ago and since then when I wake up and move out of bed my right leg starts to hurt like hell til i move up and down the steps a couple times. Also since my back being messed up like it is, I can't sleep for more then 3-4 hours at a time and once I wake up I have to be up more another couple of hours before I can get back to sleep so I have to go though the process or unstiffing my leg each time.the same leg is also getting small muscle spasms occasionally when I get up. It makes me reluctant to go to bed. Is there anyway I can avoid that pain? Would I be better off sleeping on th couch or a recliner? How much longer will this take to heal? A month of being unable to move right is making me stir crazy. It feels like all the walking I was doing was nothing and I think my leg muscles might be degrading from the lack of walking over the past month. on a side note I tried the putting a pillow between the knees thing but couldn't do it cause it made my legs hurt and the pain kept me awake