Physical Therapist Questions Low Back Pain

Why is my lower back swollen?

I have a bulge and swelling in my lower back which hurts a lot whenever i sit or lie down for a long time. Why does this happen? The doctor says it is not anything serious. What could this possibly be?

1 Answer

The painful bulge may be due to muscle spasm. As you suggested here, you are getting pain with sitting as well as with laying could be due to SI joint dysfunction. The best option for you in this situation would be to consult a physical therapist.