Thanks in advance for any advice you can give me.
This was a problem for me, about 2 to 3 years ago that went away after a week or so which was caused by lifting up a box full of canned mushrooms.
Anyhow, whatever was wrong then has returned. Since the lower back pains from 3 years ago I have dealt with lower back discomfort and a small decrease in motion. Not entirely a much a decrease in motion I guess as it would be the inability to move certain ways without a very slight discomfort.
Yesterday I was leaning over (Not all the way) at the hip, to pick something up and I felt a sharp pain in my lower back. I knew the pain, because it was the same pain I had from a few years ago after lifting a box of canned mushrooms.
I was hoping that it would only be painful for a few minutes or seconds but it appears whatever was wrong with me then, I have re-injured.
The pain is best described as completely debilitating. Seriously, this is the worst, horrendous pain you could possibly be in, but it's not a constant pain. If I am in a sitting position and go to stand up it takes a while and it's very painful to straighten my back out.
Likewise, while laying down it's VERY hard to find a position that isn't causing constant pain. I eventually find a way to lie down which doesn't cause severe pain but minor pain nonetheless.
If I am laying down on my back flat it is very hard to raise either leg up in the air as it will cause very bad pain in my lower back. Things like putting on socks are very hard because I cannot reliably bend at the hip without causing extreme pain. When I look at myself in the mirror my abdomen even looks crooked. It looks like my midsection is shifted to the right. I guess the best way to describe it would be to say I look like a belly dancer who moved her belly to the right and it got stuck that way.
I am unemployed at the moment and without any health insurance as I was back when I had a job. Going to the doctor is an extremely last resort unfortunately and I am curious of what methods or things I can use to help alleviate this pain until it decides to go away as it did once before.