Originally Posted by Coffeejunkie
Have you been to an orthopedist or just your primary? You can get X-rays but they won't show nerve issues. Would need an MRI for that.
Unfortunately muscular injuries are a b* to heal, esp neck/back inj. The biggest thing is to let them rest and then rebuild them properly. Over an awful long period of time, be patient. :( If your core is weak, your back has to compensate. Lumbar injury is so common because there's no support (rib cage) to further stabilize when having to compensate or twist/turn. Once you've hurt it, you're much more susceptible to re-injury..
My primary doctor was not able to see me for at least a month, so I went to a different one. But then I went to a different one because it got really bad again. I am going to start PT this week. Then, next month I go back to the doctor, and maybe get an MRI. :/ When I went to the doctor, I got X-rays to see if I had fractured it, but I was not. (thank goodness!)