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So I am a 19 year old female who works for a supermarket chain. After repetitive awkward lifting whilst bent over at work, I started having tiredness, which lead to pain, which then led to sharp pains in my lower back.
Told it was muscle strains as I couldn't bend my back very far in any direction. given a referral to the physio. Seemed to help the muscles, but made my spine hurt more.
Impossible for me to follow my work recovery program, so it has slowly gotten worse.
Fast foward 5 months, I get an xray. Apparently my L5 has been worn down due to having such young bones.
Another 4 months on, I finally get an MRI due to pains in my hips and down my legs. I can't even lay down without pain.
Apparently I have a Schmorls Node in L1 disc, that is causing no pain and a central disc buldge at L5/S1, that is also not causing pain for me.
I am still being told that it is muscle pain but I know it's not. I do yoga everday and it is having little affect since my spine starts hurting before my muscle stretches.
Has anyone ever had a similar issue with being told it's just muscle pain, even though you can tell that isn't the only issue? I don't know what else to say to the doctor, he seems to dismiss it everytime I say my actual spine hurts.
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