Baby got back pain
February 25, 2007 2:55 PM Subscribe
Weird, pinch-y lower back pain. What's causing it and how can I make it go away?
posted by Brittanie to health & fitness (10 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
For the past several months I've had this sharp, deep, pinch-y pain in my lower back, on the right-hand side. It's sort of between my hip and the spot above my glute. It's not muscle soreness, as massaging the area gives me no relief. It feels really deep, and it only hurts when I move in certain ways.
It almost never goes away, but some days it's barely noticable, usually when I've had a few days rest from physical activity. Working out seems to make it worse. It's also always only on the right side, never on the left, which makes me wonder if I'm somehow favoring that side when I work out.
I'm a healthy, 135-pound 26-year-old. I eat right (mostly), run a few times a week and take martial arts for about five hours a week. I seem to remember the pain beginning late last summer after a spar in one of my tae kwon do classes. Almost like I wrenched my back or something, as it feels a little bit like a crick in the neck would. Not long after, I sought acupuncture treatment for it, which only made the pain worse!
I have read about sciatica, but I'm not sure that's it, as the pain doesn't really radiate. However, the primary location seems to be the same place as sciatica.
I am going home to the States for three weeks and can consult a doctor there but I'd like a few leads before then.