Around 6 months ago, during deadlifting, I felt a little strain on my lower back. I knew my form wasn't right so I went back home. Next day my back was a little sour but thought it will recover soon thinking its just a muscle pull or something. Around a week later, I started having intense lower back pain only if I when i stand from sitting position. It became so bad that I oculdn't sit for more than 5 minutes. I went to the doctor and it took two months for MRI. My MRI result shows L4-5 disc protrusion. However the doctor said MRI report really doesnt say anything so he suggested me some exercises/waking etc.
Funny thing is that I never felt any pain when chiro/physio tried to press my lower back and had negative tests when they tested me for sciatica pain.
Now, after 6 months, I was able to sit for longer but now I can feel very minor pain when I try and bend backwards and if someone presses L4-L5. I also feel a little tingling pain on top of my right butt when I sit and I can feel that the lower back pain is there. The pain isn't too severe(3 on a scale of 1-10) but it is exceptionally frustrating as I feel it all the time when I sit/bend/drive etc. I have tried everything (chirp/physio/doc) but since whenever they do all the typical tests, I dont feel much pain they conclude that minor exercises will make it better in few months.
I feel really depressed now, I don't know if it will get better?Do injections help?Does it really take that long for lower back to be ok?its been 6 months and I feel very very demotivated. Someone guide me? Thanks!