Injured my lower back working out about 6 months ago. The symptoms of this pain were consistent with SI joint dysfunction. In addition, my left leg started to feel somewhat numb. It would go away with a day's rest...right now, numbness is minimal and restricted to only the big toe. Went for an MRI which showed submaximal height between L5 and S1, but nothing egregious. Have seen a doctor and three physical therapists. The PTs just keep giving me exercises to correct my posture. I can see the importance of this, but the exercise that injured me is supposed to strengthen/recruit the abs and glutes! I desperately want to get back to exercising but don't want to create an even worse condition for myself. Any ideas? I definitely want to see a chiropractor but have heard mixed opinions about them.
First, have no fear. A good chiropractor will assess your condition, and go after the CAUSE. Your PT's try to change the symptoms, most times never getting the cause. Talk to friends that see a chiropractor; don't always go for the big yellow pages ads. Word of mouth is the best way to find the one for you.