Floppy Divac -
Bad Monkey -
Ice it and see a doctor. Then when you are ready you need to really strengthen your core, glutes and hamstrings, stretch your hips and fix your posture
Lol at ice it, dude it’s 2020 read a book
When I went to see a doctor he said use ice. Quit using heat. That plus anti inflammatories got me good enough to go to physical therapy. Doing that made my most painful and debilitating episode the shortest recovery.
My xrays did not show any disc issues. My problems are related to the muscle group in my lower back and are aggravated when my hip flexors, and hamstrings are tight. When I have an issue I can ice it for 30 minutes and get a tremendous amount of relief to the point I can go from unable to get up without help, to just being a little achy
My pt suggests heat for that muscle group. As for others. Icing tight muscles doesn't loosen them up. Not saying it didn't work for your situation.
That's why I always put heat on it, because my muscles felt really tight. He explained that it was actually inflamation that caused it to feel like it was tight. I put the ice on it expecting to be completely locked up and unable to move. It reduced the pain dramatically, and my ability to get up and around improved. My biggest problem when my back goes out is re-aggravating it. It helped me with that as well.
I will say that I know many people with back issues, but I don't know anyone that experiences the exact same issues that I do. I know all the advice I got from people experiencing back issues did not help me. Icing, arthritis medicine, and exercising when I wasn't laid up, running, cycling, ect., are what helped me experience less frequent and shorter episodes.
Back pain is terrible, I hope you find something that works for you.
And seriously, lay off the fat chicks.