Hi guys, i'd really appreciate some help with my back pain if anyone has any constructive suggestions
It is in my lower back on the left. Started 9 weeks ago, felt it "go" when i was warming up on deadlifts. It is a lot worse when flexing my spine and also when sitting down for long periods of time (lectures, driving..) It tends to hurt less when i'm standing up and not at all when lying flat.
It does not radiate down my leg. I feel like painkillers do take the edge off it, but i'm always aware of it. In addition to the pain it causes which is sharp and severe when trying to pick someting up, my spine feels a lot stiffer than it used to.
I saw my GP today and he is going to refer me to the orthopaedic physios. He suspects "facet joint" pain.
Please help, i've had this pain a long time, and it fucking hurts. It also has me feeling quite down at times