Well Ive done numerous searches on this injury, and haven’t really found a great solution to the problem.
Last year in january, i fell on my left side on the gym floor after i overstretcthed a kick from doing a gymnastics movement. I had xrays done, saying there was no disc herniation or any disc injury, but that I had a muscle pulling on my spine on my left side, while my right was trying to stabilize. The doc gave me two choices, physical therapy and chiropractor. I chose physical therapy first.
I went to physical therapy then, didnt help much except for when doing the exercises and stretching(still do them today, but my flexibility is lacking). They used ultrasound on me, but it only temporarily helped.
When my insurance was good again, I went to a chiropractor about 4 months later, and hoping to get the pain reduced. After the 6 weeks he told me for treatment and layoff from working out legs or not stretching, I felt no different if not worse than I did before.
I did 8 more sessions with him doing my assigned exercises and stretches(mainly the piriformis stretch that is in magnificient mobility), but he never gave me and end date. All he would do is put me on the mechanical table, stretch my lower body out in different directions, then adjust me in the sacro region. The pain went away for 10 min, but then it resurfaced.
So, now im trying to stay active and stretch a lot, with getting a massage once a month from now on. The pain only really bothers me when im bent over staight legged or sitting for an extended period of time.
I know most of you aren’t doctors and this isn’t probably the best place to ask it, but what exercises/stretches can I do to keep my limber? Or has anyone had an injury like this before?