Hello, I'm new to the forum and need some help.
I'm a 33 year old male, slightly strained my lower left back in Nov 2014 playing golf but didn't think much of it. It's the muscle that runs next to the spine, hip level to about 1/4 of a way down my butt cheek.
As of December the pain got so bad I sought help from a physio (5 sessions) and chiropractor (5 sessions). Neither have helped at all. I've now had the all clear from an MRI scan too.
Altho nothing shows up, the muscle is so painful and weak I cant work (can't sit at my desk), I've strained 3 other muscles in my back due to the lack of strength, and continually get locking muscles in my legs, shoulders and neck. I feel awful like I have flu, cause of the aching and pain, and I'm just waiting for the next muscle to lock -I'm a mess.
I've done all the stretches I was told continually, I eat right, not overweight, etc. Can anyone offer advice-why it won't heal? How long it should take? Could it be something else?
I did suffer heavy bruising in that area 4-5 years ago, didn't know if that was a factor?
Thank you for reading