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I am an 18 y/o girl who has been active and playing sports my whole life. This past summer I decided to take up weightlifting, and got in touch with a personal trainer. Sometime during the end of the summer I started having these dull and aching pains (occasional stabbing pain) and numbness/pins and needles in my lower back-- the numbness spreads to other parts of my back as well. These pains are not on either side, they are constantly right on my spine. I have no pain/numbness down my legs at all.
I have noticed it is worse when I am sitting or resting at all and it is hard to be comfortable so falling asleep is a challenge. Also if I stand for too long or do a lot of walking it hurts. I do have a 6th lumbar vertebrae and slight scoliosis which was discovered when I consulted 2 chiropractors about my pain and X-Rays were taken.
Nothing looked bad in my X-Rays and I was basically told that my lower spine has difficulty flexing, and I need to do some exercises with a workout ball and ice it. Recently the doctor suggested I try "rolfing", which I will be doing in the upcoming weeks. I've been doing the exercises for months now though and have not gotten any better.
I'm getting desperate because it doesn't appear that my symptoms match anything--I thought for a while I had a herniated disc but the lack of leg symptoms might rule that out. I just don't know what to do because it's hard to enjoy college when going out leads to pain, and all I want to do is lay in bed and be sad about hurting...but that only makes it worse.
Also: I went to urgent care where they gave me a steroid pill pack and an anti-inflammatory to take for a week. I felt no relief while taking these either.
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