Re: help ,i need advice
What feels like stiffness in the hamstring could be coming from a lower lumbar disc issue...which might be related to what the chiro was saying about your disc. All the arthritis in your back could be a sign that there is some instability in your lumbar spine.
I would suggest that if you are not feeling better soon, that you make an appointment with a spine specialist to see if you have herniated a disc or possibly have a spondylolisthesis, which is a situation where one vertebra slips over the top of the adjacent vertebra.
It can be a good idea to get an accurate diagnosis so you know what is causing the pain, rather than risking doing some activity that might make the situation worse.
Any activity like digging where the spine is twisted and lifting at the same time can be damaging to the discs.
Last edited by teteri66; 04-01-2012 at 10:10 PM.