Re: Lower back injury
Totally agree...it's important to determine if it's a vertebral or muscular injury. I spent the last 4 years dealing with my back injury, and so much of it in the first year or so was the "traditional" treatment route. PT, acupuncture, chiro, etc. - all this "therapy" when we didn't have a clue as to the cause of my pain.
I just wish we'd had the foresight to stick with the diagnostics first...I think much of my frustration at my "progress" would have been diminished greatly.
I suspect that because it only hurts when you bend down that it's muscular, but that's just my guess. An MRI or CT Scan would at least eliminate one of the causes, even if it doesn't find the cause. Good luck, and take it easy if you can.
Sciatica, L3-4 Tear, Spinal Stenosis, DDD L3-S1
Fusion (BMP) L4-5 '11
Anterior Fusion (BMP) L3-S1 '13