I have been having back trouble for a month now.
I don’t know how it began but I had very painful lower back and right middle back.
The chiropractor adjusted both and told me I had “popped” a rib and sprained by lower back. After more than three weeks I still found walking very painful.
My hips and upper legs hurt and felt and I was told it was just soreness from walking differently during the back pain. I was not convinced.
It really hurt when walking or sleeping and I often felt nerve pain as well.
I went to a physiotherapist 1 day before my holidays.
He said I had a compressed spine and spent a few hours adjusting it, stretching it and giving me exercises. Another week has passed and I am now scheduled to see my doctor and the pain continues.
I can hardly walk.
What should I ask for? (xray, bone density, etc.?) I am only taking ibuprofen for pain.
Should I be concerned about osteoporosis or any other disorder?