3 years of lower back discomfort, slowly ruining my life
I don't mean to be dramatic, but the issue is really effecting my life. Two and a half years ago, I was in a car accident (rear ended someone going around 50 mph). The pain started right around then some time, so I assume it was the cause.
The pain/discomfort is the WORST when sitting. When standing/walking for long hours, it isn't too bad at first, but it starts to get a little sore. I'm assuming this is from the pressure of my upper body on my messed up back. When laying down, I feel no pain at all, feels great. It is the only time I feel good.
I had an MRI done, and the orthopedic surgeon who looked at it said nothing appeared to be wrong. He recommended that I work on my core, which is odd cause I already workout and have a good core. I'm 99% this isn't the problem.
Recently, I saw a chiropractor who took xrays of my back. After viewing the xrays, he noticed a number of things. The few I remember him mentioning (and the most important ones) were:
- Tilted pelvis
- Sacrum overly tilted. I believe the sacrum is supposed to be somewhat tilted, but he said mine was tilted way too far.
I have circled the areas where the pain is worst in the picture below. I've noticed the pain is very little on the left side side. It's mostly the right side, and quite a bit in the middle.
Also, here are the pictures of my xrays.
Thanks in advance for the help everyone, and god bless