I am looking for someone to help me with diagnosing cause of my lower back pain which exist almost 3 years now. I will try to tell my story as quick as I can. First of all I was not very physical active kid in my childhood, most of the time I was sitting, then I started working out with some weights at the home, maybe for about a year (at the time I was maybe about 15 years old). Generally this excercises have very positive impact on my health (my imunne system strenghen up, my posture fixed a lot (i had very sticked out both scapula)) to the moment when I decided to perform excercise called 'deadlift'. I don't exactly remember a lot from these years, but during some session of this excercise I felt pain in my lower back while bending.
From this moment I stopped this doing this excercise, but the pain was there, sometimes (some days) when I was bending i felt sharp pain in my lower back. It wasn't really bothering me that much, I thought It would go away (like most of disc releated problems go...). So after few months, (at the time I also gain some weight (fat, about 15 kg) in short period of time, then lose it). After that gradually my pain started to be everyday problem. About almost 1 year later nothing really changed. It just as same. My back hurt everyday (some days more, some days less)). What is causing the problem as I observed is being in the same position, I have to frequently switch positions - the best one, when I can spend more time is obviously laying.. When I go to the mall for example after few hours/hour my back started hurt, sometimes it help me a lot to sit, eat something and then walk again. I have pain in my lower back when bending also, but somedays only, and when i have it usually after doing some ABS crunches it dissapears... Pain is sometimes numb, feel in muscles and sometimtes like a certain point.
I have to been to ortopedhist. I told him my story quick. He watched my back, my posture. He said it can't be discopathy, and prescribed me some antiinflamatory gel. Also I went on RTG. (After seeing the RTG results he said that everything in my spine is OK. I've also been to physiatrist also for consultation. He said I need to work on my ABS muscles, he did not see not much of a problem i think, but there was one thing that was important I think. He push fingers on certain points on my spine with some amount of force and when he touch some point in low back, this hurts me. Maybe it was L4/L5/S1 area.
In terms of my posture I have "Donald Duck posture" - which means a little bit of hyperlordosis. Also when I walk I put my foots outside of my knees, its hard controlling this. Also i have trouble touching fingers to the floor when bending, stretching() but maybe that's beacouse years of not bending.
I think I have degenerative disc condition in area L5-S1 or L4-L5. But sometimes when I read symptoms on the internet I can't really tell. It is just complete nonsense to me.
Here is link to my RTG: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B61UcL3BCQitMm1vM1k2X3lweTg/view?usp=sharing
Sorry for my English. It's not my main language.
Thank you for your time trying to help me.
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