|A pain in my back|
I have run for the last several months with a mild ache in my lower left back/hip in the general area of the SI joint. In recent months, that ache has transitioned into off/on pains; in recent weeks, those off/on pains have become constant; in recent days, the pain has intensified.
Originally, I only felt these pains while running but now it is to the point that I am being woken up in the middle of the night with shooting pains. I have tried sleeping on my stomach, back, and both sides, all with no success at alleviating my pain. It aches constantly while sitting at work, so I'll try standing and moving around and it will ache again.
I noticed this morning when I went to lift my leg to put it into my pant-leg that I felt a "pop" in my hip/lower back right at the top of my glute, directly off my spine. In addition, I have noticed all morning that when I lift my knee (about as high as when jogging easy) or extend my leg backwards (as I would when running) my back/hip will "pop" in that same area and it is painful.
I have had several people say that it sound like my SI joint is "out of alignment" and I should see a Chiropracter. I, however, am hesitant to do so because of what a trip to a Chiropractor 4 years ago revealed. When I was in college I visited a Chiro and he did Xray's of my hips/back prior to any "adjustments" to ensure I didn't have any major issues. I distinctly remember him noting that I had a "Spatulated Transverse Process" of either L4 or L5 (don't remember for sure).
I am curious if anyone has experience with Bertolotti's Syndrome? If so, is the "popping"/"clicking" I am experiencing similar to what the sacralization of the spatulated transverse process in my back could cause? Also, any suggestions as to what type of Doctor would be best to get in with and possibly diagnose this issue ASAP?
|A pain in my back|
Also, a few details regarding my own personal details:
1) Age: mid-20's
2) Height/Weight: 5'9, 135
3) MPW: 90-120
4) No family history of spinal issues that I am aware of. The only thing bone/joint related that does are rheumatic issues (i.e. Arthritis, Lupus, etc.)
here is my story.
a little different than yours, but i'm noticing some similarities.
It took about 5 days off (from work too) just lying around doing nothing. 3 days of exploring the pain and working through the knotted up muscles by doing hip flexion. 2 days of very light jogging, so about 10 days to fully recover.
Please watch this video. I suffered from TMS for more than a decade, with tons of running injuries that never went away. I just ran through them as best I could. Until I read Dr. Sarno's books and realized they weren't physical injuries. I no longer have any injuries, although I still get pain in random areas of my body when stressed.
Have an MRI and X-Ray done first, to rule out tumors or anything serious, but also please seriously consider that it could be emotional. (it is in 99% of cases, especially if the back is involved, or the pain is on-off, which it definitely was for me)
Check out the personal stories in the second link