25M. Active - Desk Job 8hrs/day. Lift 3x week with 10min stretching 4-5x week.
I have had 3 separate lower back injuries that have ended up going to random urgent care facilities where a doctor hands me nothing but a sheet of stretches and a prescription for muscles relaxer and vicodin. The pain usually lasts several days with the painkillers.
The movement I am referring to that have caused these incidents is when I lean forward. Let me explain:
1. Sitting Indian-style after lifting playing video games. I was probably leaning forward the whole time probably cause of poor posture and felt a pop.
2. Doing concentration curls (biceps) with a weight that was heavier than I could handle.
3. Sitting in a office chair and leaning forward to see the screen better (this one was really mild).
I am so nervous that this might be a recurring strain because of something I am overlooking. My best guess is tightness in my thighs/hips but wanted to know if anyone had similar issues. I do seem to have anterior pelvic tilt and my core is less than stellar as I can barely sit upright for more than 5 minutes in my office chair without using the backrest
I feel like the doctors I have visited could care less and are going off a std script. I have been to a ortho and took an x-ray that caused the doc to stare at it for 10 secs before asking me to leave, lol.