I have been having this back pain for awhile now. My whole left side of my back feels like it is really tight. I have actually been inactive, and not training for almost a year now. I was not training for about 6-8 months due to some lower leg pain I was having in my right leg.
I stopped training to let, my leg rest at first as I was training with the olympic lifts, but then when I saw the pain was still there, I tried doing different exercies to see if that would help it. The pain was still there though.
So after that I went to a doctor to see what was wrong with it. Got a X- Ray, and MRI done. Couldn’t find nothing on the X-Ray, but got a diagnoses on the MRI.
I was then referred to a orthopedic that specializes in lower leg sports injuries. He felt around where I was having the pain at, and said that I have an hernia there. He said that it was a pretty unique situation, but the only way I was going to get rid of it was to have surgery done.
So I got that done, and I was off for about a month, and a half more. Now I can get back to training. The thing is though now, the whole left side of my back just feels tight, and it is a little painful to.
I was hopping around alot on my left leg when I had the surgery, and I also have been on my computer alot while I have been off training. So 9 months of slouching over, and resting my head on my left hand (its a habit). That could put alot of stress on the left side of my body.
I tried getting back to training, but it seems like I need to get this problem worked out before I get back to olympic lifting, as I tried squating down now, and I can feel, and even see myself squatting, and leaning more to the left side.
I can also feel the difference in the left side of my back comapered to the right side. My left side even feels like it is more tighter. Even when I arch my back I can only feel the left side of my back arch, but I can’t feel my right side arch at all.
When I try, and take a deep breath in, I can feel, and also hear some cracking, and popping in the upper left side of my back. I also have this constant pain in the upper left side of my back. The pain feels like it is under the shoulder blade. My hips feel out of alignment also. My left hip feels like it is raised higher then my right.
So I was wanting to know if you guy’s might know what is going on, and how to correct this problem? I was thinking about going to someone who does A.R.T. as I think the left side of my back might just be really strained, or could it be muscle imbalances?