Hi I’ve had problems with my back which were gradually getting worse but now getting worse more dramatically.
I was first told by an osteopath in 2006 that I have hypermobility in my lower spine which was resolved with manual manipulation. I had ongoing problems with my right hip which weren’t responding to the manipulation (the osteopath thought the issues were related to my spinal problem) but it turned out I had a ruptured iliopsoas which was surgically repaired in 2011.
So I became aware of my back problems resurfacing in 2014. I would lie down on the floor and I would feel something in the lower part of my back “catch” or “lock”. I would hear a cracking sound and the feel of something moving in my spine and then a twinge. If I then tried to get up my spine would stiffen and I would get this pain from my left buttock and down the back of my leg (no numbness). I always need someone to help pull me up from off the floor.
When I lie on my front or bend at my waist I get excruciating pain in my lower back, where it stiffens. Once I couldn’t move at all from off the floor.
If I were to sit down for a while and then stand up my back would ache and stop me from standing more upright. I would end up lurching forward and have a slight waddle when using my left leg.
Also I get aching in my groin and I sometimes get the aching in my buttock, groin and leg when I’m sitting in the floor with my legs out straight.
Is it likely to be a joint, bone or muscle issue? I don’t take anything for it. I’m not overweight - I’m still within a healthy body mass index.