Lower back pain for 6 months

by Angelina

After doing a series of sit-ups for several weeks I started suffering with my lower back pain.

The pain started with a shock that propagated along my back and I could not move. I had numbness in my hands and feet. After some time like that the pain reduced and for the past 2 months and it is located around my glute in certain points in both sides but specifically in the left side.

I've tried many treatments. In the beginning I went to see my orthopedist who asked for an MRI and diagnosed a herniated disc in L5 and S1. He gave me two steroid shots without any affect. He recommended epidural steroids, which I want to avoid.

I then went to acupuncture which only agravated my numbness. I also did phisiotherapy that didn't help at all. Now I am trying deep tissue trigger points. I only did one session but felt much worse after the session.

My question is should I keep trying the trigger points therapy? I don't know what else to try. I am lost. Please help.


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