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Hi everyone I am female aged 61. I have suffered back pain since slipping in the rain at 19 and falling heavily. I have suffered ever since and cannot stand for more than 2 minutes before feeling pain. As I am not usually bent over my doctors have always ignored it and I think they think I am making it up to get attention or something.
I had an X-ray done by a chiropractort 16 years ago who the pain was caused by my lowest disc wearing away. Would physio help please?
I am in the middle of my worst attack for years which came on last Tuesday. I cannot walk more than a few yards and am bent like an old woman and unless I am very careful the pain is excruciating and I am getting some spasms. I went to the pharmacist who advised 500 x 2 paraceutomol every 4 hours. I am taking this along with my sisters naproxen. This and a hot water bottle is helping a bit. I am making sure I keep moving gently to keep myself as mobile as possible.
My questions are is there a better painkiller than I am using please? Can I get it from the chemist or do I need to go to a doctor? Will physio help? As far as I know I don't have arthritis or anything else wrong with me.
Many thanks for your advice. x
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