Hi there. So I’m pretty desperate & I thought I might as well try forums to see if anyone has any insight or a similar problem. Everyone I’ve seen about this problem hasn’t been able to help
Oddly enough there are two specific pains I’m feeling in different locations. The first and most debilitating is a low back pain only on my left side. I feel it directly when I try and bend over and lean towards my right. It’s a pulling sensation located right above the SI joint (maybe paraspinals?). It has gotten to the point where I feel it sitting and getting up from sitting, laying down, if I try and do any sort of lifting. The second pain is in my QL (right beneath my last rib on the same side). The QL is permanently tender to the touch like it’s permanently sore or something. That one isn’t quite as bothersome.
Late november I was maxing deadlift and everything seemed fine. I didn’t hear an audible pop and wasn’t aware of any immediate strain. That weekend however I remember feeling low back pain that was different than just a typical soreness. It felt somewhat swollen as well. I thought nothing of it (big mistake) and continued to work out as normal. Very slowly (over the course of the next 3-4 weeks) I started noticing a low back pain only on my left side. Eventually it got to the point where it was causing me pain during working out, so I decided to see a chiro. Since that day I’ve been seeing him weekly for 2 months now. Adjustments to the SI Joint don’t help. Really anything he’s done was no help, although he’s prescribing me weekly exercises (to no avail). I’ve been to two different massage therapists. One tried cupping which had zero effect. The other did a very painful deep tissue massage that actually made the pain weaken substantially, however it came back with a vengeance later that week. I drink tons of water daily, stretch for almost at least two hours daily which helps a bit but by the morning the low back has returned to insanely tight and painful. I have found one exercise that gives me immediate relief which is the reverse hyperextension. I was hopeful these would make a difference permanently but I woke up this morning & it’s as bad as ever.
This is causing me endless turmoil. I have stopped working out altogether for about two months now. I run daily to try and keep some exercise in my life. Running doesn’t cause any pain. I don’t know what to do. I may get an MRI but it doesn’t seem like a disc problem since there isn’t any radiating pain down the leg or up the back and that’s pretty expensive. It’s very localized to the SI Joint area and QL.
If you have ANY insights whatsoever or tips on what to do I’d appreciate it immensely. I’m at a complete loss here.