I'm new here - what I've read so far seems to be people who seem to have hip and leg pain sitting or from other activities.
My pain begins when I stand too long (more than a few minutes at a time). X-rays show no bone issues. Physical Therapy (PT) identified muscle spasms in my lower back that I have had for 30+ years. *I* believe that the pain stems from pinched nerves in my back due to my back musculature. Exercise, massage and muscle stretching doesn't seem to change the pain levels.
Muscle relaxers don't give long-term relief although since they knock me out quickly, I do have relief since I'm asleep. Anti inflammatory meds do nothing at all. Massage and Hot / Cold compresses feel good in the moment but moments after stopping, back to square one. Years ago I had acupuncture - first visit 100% relief for about 2 days. Never have had that much success since.
What kind of doctor should I go see about this? Orthopedics hasn't been helpful. Once the pain is developed, it bothers me sitting, standing, walking, lying down and greatly limits my ability to stay upright day-to-day.