I stretched out for a bottle of water and herniated a disc or maybe more than one about a year and a half ago…I’m still fucked from it.
I couldn’t get out of bed for six days when it happened…anything other than rolling on my side creating intense pain. Intense enough for me to yell out loud. On the sixth day I could finally crawl on my hands and knees to take a shit.
After that I couldn’t stand for longer than a few minutes without intense lower back pain. I couldn’t sit on anything flat for months. I wa walking on my toes because putting weight on my heels created intense pain. Missed about three months of work.
I can walk now but not for long distances and I can sit but not if my torso is straight up and down. I need a slight lean back to take pressure off my lower back.
I haven’t had an MRI or anything but I’m thinking that that’s going to be something that has to be done.
Also, this isn’t something that just happened out of the blue. I fucked myself up doing deadlifts when I was in my mid 20s. Since that incident my lower back has been off and on fucked. Never like this though.
I also had a very noticeable lateral shift after the latest incident. Where I’d stand straight up but my shoulders were titled to one direction.