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Lower back pain near Sacroiliac Joint

AussieRevertAAussieRevert Posts: 2
edited 12/21/2014 - 11:21 PM in Lower Back Pain
Hi Guys,

I've been trying to google my diagnosis... but im having no luck.

I have not been diagnosed by a doctor.
I am not taking any medicine.
I went to chiro roughly 2 years ago, she advised a thinned disc with not much fluid between my L4 and L5. Went to 3 sessions, she realigned me a few times. Didnt return.
I have had no surgery or upcoming surgery.
I spend 12 hours a day on a computer chair, and i admit i dont have proper posture. I usually sit with a foot underneath the opposite thigh.

History;
I was sitting on my chair at work, and twisted/spun my chair to change my position... and i felt a sharp stabbing pain. My lower back immediately went into spasm and i could barely walk. I managed to visit a chiro that day who relieved the lower back muscles, but the pain was still persistent.
This lasted roughly a week. If i bent forward and lifted something i would immediately feel the stabbing pain again.
When i stood in face forward in front of the mirror, i noticed my torso was in an S shape... The right side of my hips had dropped and the left side was significantly higher.
Xrays were taken and the chiro said my L4>L5 disc had thinned, had very little fluid, and she suspected that the jelly from the spine was starting to come out and touch my nerves.
I felt no pain in my legs.

This occurred roughly 2 years ago, since then it reoccurred about 5 times. i haven't had a problem in the past 6 months. My lower back muscles now feel rock hard, as if they are always tight. My wife says they are very hard to massage.

During massage, i would ask her to press hard on my lower back.. and about 2 months ago i felt a 'pop/thud'

This pop/thud seemed to relieve some of the pain around the lower back area. The thud only occurs on my right side.
Due to the thud giving me relief, i'd like to know if its safe, what actually is happening, and if this thud is a realignment related to my previously described problem (disc) or if its separate.

i did a bit of googling, and it feels like its popping near the "Sacroiliac Joint"

If you need any other information, please let me know.
Thanks in advance for helping me.
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Comments

  • LizLiz Posts: 9,768
    edited 12/21/2014 - 11:20 PM
    welcome message
    you really need a doctor to diagnose your condition, nobody on the forum is medically qualified or permitted to give advice, any responses is an opinion based on their own condition.

    https://www.spine-health.com/treatment/diagnostic-tests/getting-accurate-back-pain-diagnosis

    Liz, 

    Veritas-Health Forum Moderator

    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
  • ok, i'll see a doctor for a diagnosis.

    Can i ask for advice on what possible parts of the body can cause this thud?
    When my wife pushes on my lower back, i feel it pop back into place... its towards the right of my spine, near the Sacroiliac Joint.

    Can the Sacroiliac joint 'pop'?
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  • LizLiz Posts: 9,768

    Liz, 

    Veritas-Health Forum Moderator

    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
  • Your doctor will examine you, and determine a diagnosis, based on your symptoms, any imaging he may want done and his examination of you. We can't guess at what might be causing the pain and symptoms you are having. It would not be fair to you for others to guess.
  • actually it brings chronic pain which doesn't come down easily. doctors also advise to use walk in tubs which is especially designed for seniors. you can soak yourself into hot water to get relief from the pain. you can check out here for more info on walk in tubs.
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