I got stiffness in my butt area last year around May and eventually it turned into shooting pain down my leg (from upper calf to lower calf, the pain was about a 5 out of 10), I got acupuncture and the shooting pain is gone. I went to the doctors and got a MRI and it said I have herniated disc in my lumbar region, my doctor also said I should get a full recovery with time.
It has been about a month since I seen my doctor and still have no back pain, however I can't seem too get mobility in my butt area back. I can't touch my toes and its worse when I sit on the floor with my legs straight out ( I can barley do it). The tightness in my butt/hip area is making me extermaly frustrated since I have been a athlete all my life and sitting around doing nothing because of this stiffness is driving me crazy. I also haven't been to physiotherapy or the chiropractor for about 3 months, because school has been pretty busy.
- how to get rid of the stiffness, should I go to the chiro or physiotherapist, effective stretches?
- Do i need surgery.
-20 y/o, 6 foot, 175lb
-stiffness in butt/hip ( 5 months)
-pain shooting down leg ( 1 month duration after 3rd week of butt/hip stiffness, gone now for about 3.5 months)