gosh i am sorry to hear that some of you are having such unpleasant experiences. and young too.
i am 34 years old and am suffering from lower back pain. for the last two years i have started to experience it. there has never been a major event but on all occasions it has been caused by a gym activity. about a month ago i did a back stretch by pulling my right leg over my left one at a 90 degree angle. i felt the pinch and pain immediately. i must have stretched too far. the pain continued for a few days. then it went away but my back has been a little tender since.
four days ago i then did a gym workout with weights and noticed my back would hurt and get irritated each time i got up from lying on a flat bench. since then i have experienced lower back pain. it has gotten worse each day. it is the worse pain i have experienced before. most of the time the pain is not there but when i move sharp pains can arise. especially when i get up from my bed. i went for a couple of walks as well as i read that you should not lie around too much. i get occasional muscle spasm pains when walking. interestingly now that i am trying sitting on a straight back chair for the first time in a few days this is the most comfortable position to be in. my back does not hurt here.
over the last couple of years i have had these pains come up for up to a week and then go away for lengthy periods. i think about 7 times. the doctors have just told me it is just a sprain and don't worry about it. i hope that is the case. this time the pain is worse than ever. it's a lower back pain and i think it's slightly to the right.
i hope its nothing too serious and just a sprain. urrgh its hard not to get worried with this type of stuff. its frustrating the doctor has been closed. its sunday and i am going to tough it out until tomorrow.
any ideas on easing things would be greatly appreciated. has anyone had these sorts of experiences which have turned out to only be a sprain? ******************************************************************** welcome to spine-health
it would be very helpful if you could provide us with more details. so many times we read about members who have different tests and they all come back negative. the more clues and information you provide, the better chances in finding out what is wrong,
here are some questions that you should answer:
- - when did this first start?- was it the result of an accident or trauma?- what doctors have you seen? (orthopedic, neurosurgeon, spine specialist, etc)- what conservative treatments have you had? which ones?- what diagnostic tests have you had? and their results (mri, ctscan, xray, emg, etc)- what medications are you currently using? (details, dosage, frequency, etc)- has surgery been discussed as an option? (if so, what kind)- is there any nerve pain/damage associated?- what is your doctor’s action plan for treating you?
providing answers to questions like this will give the member community here a better understanding
of your situation and make it easier to respond.
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please remember that no one at spine-health is a formally trained medical professional.
everything that is posted here is based on personal experiences and perhaps additional research.
as such, no member is permitted to provide
- - analysis or interpretation of any diagnostic test (ie mri, ctscan, xray, etc)- medical advice of any kind- recommendations in terms of medications, treatments, exercises, etc
what could be good for someone could spell disaster for another.
you should also consult your doctor to better understand your condition and the do’s and don’t’s.
it is very important that new members (or even seasoned members) provide others with details about their condition(s). it is virtually impossible to help another member when all the details we have arei’ve had this for years, it hurts, i cant move my shoulder – what could this be, what treatment should i get?
diagnosing spinal problems can be very difficult. in many ways its like a game of clue. especially, when the diagnostic tests come back negative – no trouble found! then its up to the patient and the doctor to start digging deeper. the doctor is like a detective. they need clues to help them move along. so, you as the patient need to provide the doctor with all sorts of clues. that is like it is here. without having information about a condition, its impossible for anyone here to try to help.specific comments :personal opinion, not medical advice :
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