Hi, I'm fourteen years old and I've been experiencing back pain for over a year... It comes and goes over he course of a.few days to a few months, but it's uber painful. I get a sharp, shooting almost tingly pain in my.lower back on the right side whenever I bend down or sit, and when I stand from sitting. It prevents me from standing/walking someties and the longest it's lasted without going away was two months, and it usuly only lasts a few hours but it depends. When I don't have the severe pain i'll get hints of pain standing up and sitting down.
I've seen doctors about it and I've been diagnosed with scoliosis but they say the pain has nothing to do with it. No injuries that I can think of could have cause this pain.. And I do excercizes every day and it hasnt worked so now I'm just stumped If anyone has any ideas it would be greatly appreciated
I get a sharp, shooting almost tingly pain in my.lower back on the right side whenever I bend down or sit,.....If anyone has any ideas it would be greatly appreciated
Because of your young age and your Doc says scoliosis is not cause of your pain, I would assume your problem is the disc. Since your pain is on the right side, I would assume it's the fibers on the right side of the disc that are torn.
How did the disc tear? As you say there are no sudden injuries, then it is a gradual chronic condition that comes from muscle imbalances in your back, shoulders, and hips. Also probably too much sitting - especially with bad, slouched posture.
And I do excercizes every day and it hasnt worked
If you hit on the right exercise, you will heal.
Assuming the damage IS on the right side of the disc here are 3 causes:
1) Your lower back, especially the right side is rounded when you sit.
- Your right side back extensors (which arch the right side of your back)are not working.
- Your right leg's hip flexor (which also arches the right side of your back) is weak.
2) Your right shoulder is rounded forward, allowing the right lower back to round forward.
- You need to strengthen your shoulders, especially the right side, to get them pulled back into place.
3) Your spine is shifted to the LEFT, causing your discs to bulge to the RIGHT.
- You may also see scoliosis from this as well.
So take a look as these and tell me if any of this looks like you.
Right now, try:
1) "Static extension on elbows" (Do a Google search - see the very first hit for a nice photo)
- Pinch your shoulders together to get them back into place.
Lower right back pain is also commonly called Sacro-Iliac pain and suffered by those who commonly use the joint . It is important to understand the structure of the lower right back if we are to understand what causes pain there.