First of all, I LOVE my doctor. More than anything it seems like I am chatting with a friend who is genuinely interested in my well-being. Outside of my annual physical, I've maybe been to the doctor 3 times in the past 10 years for a concern. I'm grateful for my health.
BUT... I've been dealing with some back pain since Labor Day of last year. The college I take night classes at was offering free sessions with a personal trainer. It happened to be on a night - I had class and had free time, so I decided to take advantage of it. I don't remember specifically what she asked to do, but I realized as soon as I did the movement I had a "catch" in my back. It didn't hurt that day, but for about two weeks after that I was miserable. I sucked it up and went on. Since then, I've had intermittent back pain. It's mainly worse at work where I sit for most of the day. It hasn't been bothering me when running or at boot camp. Anyway, this week it has been quite unbearable, so I had an appointment with my doctor today.
She's not 100% on what the specific problem is but we think it is related to my SI joint or lower back (sacral/lumbar area). We are hoping it is just inflammation (that would be the easiest of possible problems). I had some x-rays done this afternoon. I'm taking high doses of Naxproxen (like Alleve) twice a day for two weeks. And, I'll be doing some physical therapy. Sigh -- she's also asked me not to run on my "run days", but agreed that I could walk. After some back and forth discussion about boot camp, she agreed I could continue as long as I don't run, jump, or do any activity where I feel it in my back. So, I'll continue to go and modify the best I can.
Have you had a back injury? Did it set you back?