I'm new to the forum and I'm honestly just looking for support as I don't think many realize what we go through. I have been dealing with an injured lower back probably for about 10 years now. Up until 4 months ago I would get episodes of inflammation that would heal usually in about a week.
This time however I've been dealing with daily pain for about 4 months now and it doesn't seem to be getting any better. I spoke to the spinal surgery so told me I needed to drop weight before they could consider surgery to reduce the chance of reherniation. The pain is debilitating at times and I go through periods of agony.
I had gotten a little better towards the end of December last year and then first week of January all of a sudden it seems it got irritated again and I feel like the pain has gotten worse this time around. I'm unable to attend for long periods of time. I asked my doctor if we could do another MRI and they told me it was not necessary unless there was sudden leg weakness or issue with bowel moments.
I've visited several chiropractors who have told me my hips were misaligned however I don't know if it's because of the muscle spasm tightening the are or is hip misalignment an actual condition? Should I speak to by doctor about it? Here are my MRI results that were last taken back in October of last year.