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Hi, I am 34 year old male with lower hack pain for a year now. I have always been in good shape and active.. It all started of mountain bike fall, I did have sudden lower back stabbing pain that lasted for 2-3 minutes and then faded away. Few week later I start getting better and been advised to get more active and go back to gym etc. So I did, and about 2 months after initial injury I must have pulled or did something on my back as next morning walk up with numbness in my right food and left arm, also stiffness in low back and pain.
Long story short a year on and I still have lower back pain, I had an MRI that did not show any damage on discs, been to GP number of times, doctors, chiropractors, physios.. with no real success. I do not have leg pain, the only place pain radiate is my to right buttock. Would move from buttock to middle of low back L5 region, sometimes bit higher, next time could be on right side where SI join is.. Pain always seem to be in one place, ive never had pain in bud and low back pain in same time.. Pain is not very severe maybe around 5 out of 10 and most of the times is more like discomfort/ mild pain/ irritation, but when it gets irritated can be strong pain for 1-2 days and then settles down again.. The problem is I can not get to cure it .. I have done anything possible, I have done extensive online research, tried lot of excersise and stretches, currently working on my core muscles( seems to help), practise good posture, try having healthy life and diet.. In generally my fitness level is rather good I would say . I can walk and stand for long period of time . its hard for me to figure out what cause the pain as it never gives me signal right away while doing something. Pain would come hours after later or even next day .... so its hard for me to say what move does damage... Or if I do some house work, I would get heating up sensation in low back, and it feels week and stiff when doing simple stuff around the house involving leaning etc.
It is worth to mention that occasionally some pain would appear in my neck, lower neck. I believe there must be some connection, this pain would go away within few days ...but when its present lower back seems to be better ...
All this really have affected my quality of life, I am desperate to get better and just be back to normal life.. as now I am avoiding most of activities due its getting worse if start pushing it...
Doctors are telling me its a mechanical issues ( whatever that means) ... But I don't think its a muscle issues as I can do fair bit of excersising and it feels ok while doing it but later is when pain would come if I have overdone ...
Why is not healing that is my question and what could be the reason of the pain ?
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