Hi Everyone, I have been reading so much on here and it has been really helpful to read everyone's stories so thank you for that.
I am a 40 yr old male. Last year I injured my back getting out of the car, LOL yep that easy I got my foot caught in the gutter and I started to fall as I was falling I reached back to grab the car door to stop myself falling and twisted my lower half and upper half in opposite direction this caused me to do an injury to my L4/L5. The injury was slow to heal and was getting better around August September until one day I coughed and did it all over again.
The real concern that I actually have is that all scans have shown no nerve root compression. Yet I am getting pain in my buttock and into my groin area and having a lot of trouble walking. I have spoken with my doctor a number of times about the possibility of a problem with my SI joint as I am started to truly believe this is causing most of my pain but he doesn't agree. I am wondering if anyone else has done something similar and has caused and injury to their SI Joint as the pain is not improving at all and yet when I have acupuncture around the SI joint area I almost fly off the table at first. I am getting desperate now as am living day to day on pain killers which barely take the edge of the deep throbbing that I have down my leg and around my hip and groin area. I still have pain in my lower back but I am wondering now if this is all referred pain from something deeper.
Thank you so much.