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Hi, For a few weeks I've been suffering from severe pain in my lower back, pain at the top of my spine, which is affecting how I move my neck, and pain down the backs of both thighs. This started one morning when I went to get out of bed and realised how painful everything was. I can lie comfortably in bed, but turning over is very painful. I can walk, but have extreme difficulty bending in any way, so tying laces is virtually impossible, as is picking anything up from the floor. Also, I have to be able to push down hard on something to get out of a chair. It's a good job I have strong arms! I've been to see my GP who doesn't seem to know what's caused it. She has suggested anti-inflammatories, like ibuprofen and also paracetamol. These don't seem to touch the pain. I've noticed that it's at its worst first thing in the morning and has improved by the afternoon. I assume therefore that the best thing is to keep moving. I have an appointment with a physio. Does anyone have experience of something like this and any suggestions for pain relief? Should I be looking at an appointment with a chiropracter? Thanks in advance for any help.
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