I am a 26 year old avid Gym goer who plays soccer 4 times a week so i am quite fit. I have recently gone from 10 st 7 to 13 stone of muscle building. I am 175cm with a body fat of 16%
Last wednesday i was having an aching feeling in my lower lumbar region in my back. I put this down to sitting all day at work and i must of been slouching. When i got home the only comfortable position to be was lying on my front with my hands propping me up to arch my back.
That night i played soccer (stupidly i know) and as soon as i kicked the ball with my left foot, my standing foot gave way and i felt a ''popping'' sensation in my lower back. After this i could play on once i had taken a second, but the next day the pain was unbearable! The pain i get is very sharp in my lower back and especially down my right leg to the point where i cannot fully extend my leg to stretch my hamstring. I have had this pain for over a week now.
The pain the last 2 days is more muscle twitching in my right calf and hamstring with a very dull aching feeling in my right hamstring. I have no sense of relief sitting down in any position and standing up from a sitting position can become unbearable on my right leg and lower back. ive been to the hospital and they believed it to be Sciatica, but am i too young and healthy for this???
What possible causes could this be?
How can i self-heal with stretching etc to be 100% again?