Hi. Im a male and 22. I used to do alot of weights in the gym and I injured my back. I have had bad back/hip pain for 2 years.
I have stopped working due to the pain and now have split up from my g/f which I loved very very much due to the pressures of me not working.
I have had an mri scan but nothing showed on it. I get pain in my lower left side of my back and hip which tends to be a dull ache in my left buttock.
I have had an injection in my facet joints and in my sacroliac joint on the left side but none really had an effect although the sacroliac joint made my left side feel slightly more relaxed for a very short period of time.
I have recently had another couple of mri scans but I havent had the results yet(all on the nhs)
the only way I can alieviate abit of the pain is to stand straight and spin until I hear my spine crack.
2 years on I am still non the wiser as to what my back problem is.
I can either work through my back pain(finding a new job first) and maybe get my g/f back, or continue treatment and let her go which would be the hardest thing in my life.
I need help very bad.
I am now trying bupa to see if anybody can help me.
If anybody can reply for any suggestions I would be very grateful.
A fitness program called "combat conditioning" includes an amazing exercise known as bridging. This movement involves supporting the entire bodyweight on your forehead and feet, stomach facing up. This may sound extreme but you work up to this. I would advise you to invest in this program. But for now I will attempt to explain ways to get started. The first exercise you should do is stand upright, feet shoulder width apart and bend ur upper body backwards as far as you can and return to upright. Then when you can do this well do this. Stand against a wall and take 3 steps heel to toe until you are about 3 feet from the wall. Now lean back let your head fall back and try to walk down the wall backwards. This may sound strange but I am deadly serious. Let me know of your success and I hope that this helps!!!
I can totally sympathise with you. I have had what sounds like the same problem you have. It started with a fractured foot that was not diagnosed for 6 weeks and i guess the way i was walking on the foot created a problem. that is the only thing they could figure,started the bad hip pain. When i walked to much , sat to much, and stood to long. i have cronic pain now and have for the past 4 years. ( i hope this isn't they way it goes for you), Anyway i have had MRI's and bone scan's and X-Rays, They see some bulging in my lumbar spine but it is considered slight, and i had an enlarged bursea in my left hip where the pain is, so last November they removed it. it was a bit helpful at first but the pain is yet again back full force. Now they don't know what to do with me so they have me doing physical therapy. I have some relief with the therapy but it comes back again later on in the day. But at least it is some relief ( better than no relief), He has evaluated me ( the therapist that is)and believes it is all having to do with the back. He pulls with all of his mighton my ankles (which doesn't hurt at all), until the hip pain goes away and it does magically in about 1 minute. It doesn't last all day but he has told me the key thing to do is sit up straight always the help keep the discs apart and to lay on my stomache as much as possible, frequently get up while at work and arch my back by leaning back as far as i can as many times as i can, and avoid walking alot and alot of stairs til he strengthens my back. He is also stretching my left leg(as i have pain down my thigh) to loosen the IT Band. He believes with all of this on a consistant basis that i will learn to do it on my own when the pain gets really bad and eventually it will lessen greatly. I don't know if this will help you but i hope it does. I feel for you as i have this and it is quite a problem in every day life, But if your girlfriend really loved you she will stick by you hun no matter what. That was not fair of her. I am sorry to say. Hang in there and if you would like to talk send me a message. Take care Alex.
I'm new to the forum and hope you are pain free by now, if not I have a suggestion which may help to alleviate some of your pain.
I use a tennis ball, you need to get a trainer ball, these are harder than normal balls.
How this works: There is a technique called digital ischaemic pressures. If you have been treated by a therapist they have probably used this technique on you. You are able to use this technique in a small way with the tennis ball.
Position the ball on the bit of the muscle that is tender and sit or lie gently on it. Put enough pressure up to your pain threshold and hold for 0 to 60 seconds. The pain can dissipate quite quickly dependent on the tightness of muscle. Repeat as many times as necessary.
If done properly you should not feel sore but relief of your back pain.