So I've been off MTB for a month now with back pain. Ache and occasional stabbing pain at bottom of spine, accompanied by near constant shooting nerve pains down both legs. Worst when I sit at a desk all day. No particular injury moment, just came on over a period of days and one morning - wham - couldn't get out of bed!
So, got a CT scan of my lower back today, and they gave me the x-rays to take home, and I'm not seeing the doc again till Monday afternoon.
Which means I've got a whole weekend to worry myself silly with amateur diagnosis
So, knock yerselves out STW tell me what you think the X-ray shows?
My suspicion revolves around the lowest vertebrae 'gap' in the picture - framed by the two white lines. Should the vertebrae really be touching like that at the back, and what the 'ells that white stuff oozing out from the same point - prolapsed disc? And why are the vertebrae on either side of this site coloured white, rather than clear like the rest - eek!
So that's my diagnosis based on absolutely no medical knowledge whatsoever - what's yours?
Oh, and any real doctors are welcome to chime in too - afterall it's a free country