I am a 32 year old male and I have had a lower back pain for around 2.5 years and it seems to be getting worse. I went for a MRI scan ~8 months ago and it showed I have a “degenerated disc at L4\5.” I have spent many hours in front of the computer whilst working in my 20s with bad posture. I also did weights and maybe used bad form. Since then I have been trying the following.
- Stretching most mornings (stretch back, hamstrings, glutes)
- Take care with posture
- Use lumbar support
However, every 2-3 months it “flares up” and my left side of my lower back goes into spasm which essentially stops me from doing anything. Normally my lower back feels very weak and I’m always worried I will “pull” it. Holding my 5 month old son for any length of time really makes my lower back ache (just above the bum).
I have been to see the chiropractor & osteopath but neither have helped. I do have deep tissue massages which seem to help.
Has anyone got any help\advice on how I can fix this or at least make things more bearable? Really appreciate any help!