I've been lurking here for an answer but it seems that my issue may be unique. I've always had nerve pain shooting down my right leg but about a week ago the pain became excruciating. Here's a quick backstory:
Woke up on Christmas Eve and my back was feeling stiff and sore. The nerve pain in my leg was a bit stronger than usual. I thought maybe traditional (ice, heat, and stretching) may help. A week later my uncles asked me to move a bed and some of his music equipment all while my back was still feeling stiff and sore (stupid I know). A couple of days later I woke up and my back was curved to the left and away from the side where my nerve pain was feeling. My nerve pain was excruciating. I went to see a chiropractor for a consultation. They took some X-rays and found that my back was curved and curvature of my back was causing my lumbar disc to pinch my sciatica nerve. I am glad it's not a herniated disc.
This may be the wrong forum but I'm wondering if it may be a muscle spasm that is causing my back to curve. I noticed that my muscle is really tight on the side were the sciatica pain is at.
Somewhat relevant information: 24 year old male and lives a relatively active lifestyle.
The only pain I feel is the pinching of the sciatica nerve and I know the fact that my spine is curved is what may be causing that pinch.
Any help is appreciated and if this is the wrong forum then apologies. Thanks!