Lower back pain - can't stand or walk
Hi all! I've done a bit of browsing and haven't been able to find anything on what I seem to have done so thought I'd post and ask. Yesterday morning I went to bend forwards (had my legs wider apart than usual) and got about a foot forwards when I got a sharp pain up through my spine, it felt like a pop and soon afterwards, a lot of pressure, like a car had driven into my back.
I lay straight down and waited for it to pass- and haven't been able to stand or walk since! Several years ago, I did something similar (I had moved a bookcase then- NOT just simply bent forwards (how ridiculous) and was laid up in bed for several days then but was able to walk to make it to the toilet at least.
Every time I stand I get so much pressure it's unbearable and feels like I can't support the top of my body - when I attempt sitting up, I can only do so propped up. I figured the best thing to do would be as I did last time - bed rest until it disappeared but it is a great deal worse this time so am unsure as what to do. I can't even imagine being able to get to a doctor to get their advice!!
I'm 28 years old with no prior back issues other than what I mentioned. I'm overweight which probably isn't helping the situation and have several health conditions which wouldn't be contributing to this.
Thanks in advance for any thoughts or experience you may have in this matter!