Pain in lower back goes down my leg into knee

by Tabitha
(Spring Hill, FL, US)

Pain in lower back goes down my leg into knee

First off, I am a 29 yr old female; so many people tell me I am too young to have back pain, I need to do more exercise etc.

I wait tables for a living and am constantly walking and being active, also play softball sometimes..

I also have managed to lose weight; I was at my heaviest 225 lbs and now down to 145.

I have a very bad pain in my lower back on the left side. The pain goes From the lower left part of my back into my left knee; plus I have noticed sometimes during intercourse I will have a loud pop in my left hip.

I had an MRI done and it showed a cyst. Don't remember exactly what they said about it except she went in and did a facet injection and said she put meds around it to try to rupture it.

I am still having pain in the lower back & in my left knee.

My primary also did neural scan and says that I am showing minimal signs of nerve damage, and they did another kind of a scan where my hands and feet were in these metal plate things while I sat there and that also showed some nerve damage. My primary had me on prescription pain meds which would make it manageable to work.

I also had torn the disk in my knee and had a surgery to repair that tear which is my left knee as well; that was back in feb 2011.

I'm just wondering what else can be done?? What is it possibly?? And should another MRI be done since having that injection to see if the cyst is still there, considering I'm continuing to have the same symptoms. Thank you.

Hello Tabitha,
Well done on getting all that weight off; fantastic. But it has left it's mark on your knees; obesity always does. At Chiropractic Help you find some knee exercises for the quadriceps muscles; do them faithfully.

So many people I'm afraid haven't a clue; you can have a very sore back at any age. But, yes, do our lower back exercises every morning before getting out of bed; we should all do them. We sit too much.

The big question is to disentangle knee problems, a hip condition, and lower back pain. It may be all one syndrome, or three different ones; what I recommend is a thorough chiropractic examination.

Starting talking to friends and family, and your doctor, and find someone in your neck of the woods.

Don't expect miracles; when you've had as much pain as this for a long time, it's going to take some time and patience.

Faithfully done exercises for your knee, hip and lower back, done at home, would take you a big step forwards.

If yours isn't a chiropractic condition, manipulation won't help; but if it is, then probably nothing else will.

Dr B

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