Please help. I am 24 years old. I have never had a back problem. It was either when I was deadlifting or shovelling snow but for the past month and a half I've been extremely depressed with a lower back injury.
The pain starts basically in the middle of my lower back which is right above the crack of my butt. It extends deep inside the area where my leg connects to my buttocks (just below hip and above thigh) and inside where my leg connects to my lower back. It's almost difficult to pinpoint exactly where the pain is (aside what I mentioned).
I have no tingling or numbness in my left leg. When I bend over to put on a sock or shoe on, lefting my right leg and being supported on my left is when the pain is great. Twisting to the left hurts as well. I have no problem jumping off 2 feet. The pain has been here for over a month and a half now.
At first I thought it was a muscle but it hasn't gotten any better at all. Every morning I hope to wake up feeling a tiny bit more relief but nothing.
I take IBUPROFEN and the pain subsides substancially. When it wears off, it's back to square one. I can't live like this.
Before I give in to seeing a doctor, does anybody have this in common? Should a chiropractor be sought? Any help or advice would be appreciated at this point.