stabbing "electric shock" pains lower back...scared
I'm a 22 year old female who has had 'back problems' since the age of 12. I played a lot of sports, including fast pitch softball, which I think contributed to my back pain.
Recently, I've been experiencing a new pain... while either sitting or standing, I'll suddenly get a strong/sharp pain pulsating in one specific spot in my lower left side of my back. There is nothing I can do to stop it, and it lasts for about 3 minutes or so then suddenly stops.
What scares me is that this pain is so bad that it nearly takes my breath away and there is nothing I can do to alieviate it when it happens.
I see a chiropractor about once a week. Maybe i should go more?
I was told to see a spine specialist, but I dont know if my insurance will cover it.
I just need some advice. Thanks.