I've suffered chronic lower back pain for 2 yrs now and although I was diagnosed with hip dysplasia the issue with my spine has not been dealt with at all . No xray done just told originally to go home and get a butt massage. Eventually orthopaedics specialist said because we may not find the cause through scans we won't because even if we find a cause we can't fix it, so you just need to learn to live with pain.
I've been self managing for 2 yrs and it does go through a cycle of winter it eases I can walk a little more and the pain for most of the time I can cope with . It's there 24 7 but manageable but spring time my pain goes off the scale and stays again til winter. Easter wkend came and I'm aware times coming for when I may be struggling with stairs sleeping and just freely being able to grab a plate from a low cupboard but I wasn't waiting expecting and boom easter wkend I couldn't move . I thought maybe a bad day but it's been high level since and I know summer pain has kicked in and I'm now having to learn how to cope again mentally and physically. I'm sleeping on the sofa with millions of cushions and may get a few hours. I don't want to give into this pain. I don't want to have to be needing help to get dressed but I'm being forced to consider that and it's hard as I'm very independent.
Any advice ideas things that anyone has tried to help ease ease this pain even a little would be great