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Hello, I'm 19 years old and I have got a pain my low back, the pain is mostly in a pelvis area. Couple of months ago, I stretched down and when I got up, I had a terrible ache, I couldn't move my upper body forward and backwards, I had to stay straight in order to reduce the pain. But that pain had gone in 3-4 days, at that time I was training and swimming. Currently, daily, I am doing my workouts for an hour and also swimming for an hour and half, but the thing is that, at the end of day, I've got a light ache in my low back , if i move my upper body backwards or if I stretch down forward , I've got a light pain , I guess something's connected with nerves. Also, the pain is not in the middle of the low back spine , it's somewhere in the right side of pelvis. Maybe I've got problems with my spine disc, maybe one of my low back discs are herniated. When I am training I've got no pain, I am doing various exercises such as : back stretches , sit ups, push ups, light weight lifting. Also, in addition, as I know when the problem is with the spinal disc , the pressure on the nerve should be causing the pain in my leg, I've got no pain my leg, just an ache in my low back . I hope and I think that it's not about a spinal disc, maybe I stretched my muscle or a nerve, or got cold. I should do an X-ray, i know it, but what do you think are these symptoms of a spinal disc herniation ? Thank you
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replied July 24th, 2011
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Ani_Tokhadze,

You state that the pain is lower than the back, in the pelvis. If it is in the region of the dimples on the lower back, that is the region of the sacroiliac (SI) joints.

SI joint dysfunction is not uncommon in athletes. You might ask a physical therapist, athletic trainer, or personal trainer about some stretching and strengthening exercises specifically for the SI joints.

You are correct in that this does not sound like a disc problem. An x-ray, at this time, would probably be a waste of money.

If the pain becomes persistent and you cannot do your usual activities, or you develop pain down the leg with numbness and tingling, then you may need to see a physician.
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replied July 25th, 2011
Gaelic,

Thank you for your answer. I calmed down. These days I have read so much about herniated disc that soon I'm gonna be mad . You know what's the funniest thing , yesterday I was doing sit ups and I jerked my neck , now I've got sort of the same kind of pain in my Thoracic curve, if i move my neck side to side it hurts, also I've got very light pain in my right hand. So everything that is going on with me is connected to the right side of my body =)) I am sort of scared, anyway I've got to visit a doc. I guess I've got a weak spine, that's why I am training this much, I want to make my muscles stronger in order to keep and hold up my spine safe.
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