Sounds painful, doesn’t it? It is. I’ve had this for… not exactly sure, but I’ve been having lower back pain for many months (not quite a year, but almost). The pain was previously episodic, and generally only small spasms that hurt, but only for a few minutes – moving around and/or aspirin made it go away pretty quickly.
A few months ago, it started getting worse, lasting for minutes, then hours, then almost constant. Coincidentally, I’d begun spending a lot more time in the car. I’m not sure it was *causal*, but it surely didn’t help.
I relented and went to the doctor 2 weeks ago, and got an X-ray and some pain medication and muscle relaxants. The X-ray turned up the diagnosis which graces the title of this post, with an attendant prescription for physical therapy, which I start tomorrow. In 7 hours and 55 minutes, really. And yet I’m up, after midnight, writing this post. Why? Because I was stupid and had two cups of coffee between 5 and 7 this evening, meaning I’m wide awake trying to get to sleep, with little luck.
If anyone reading this has had this same diagnosis, and had physical therapy that worked, please share your story. I’d like to make the most of my visits, and anything you can share would likely help.
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