Back Pain and struggling to do anything

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I am currently struggling with severe back pain, i have had this most of my life but fear it is getting worse.

I see an osteopath every 2 months to sort my muscles out and that releases some tension but now i feel that my problem lies deeper with my spine as i use to get the aching and not settling at night years ago and now i have it a whole lot worse than before.

I have tried stretching, yoga and meds, most gels to numb and ease the pain, i have cocodamol too but dont like the side effects of taking those as i am unable to drive with them as i feel dizzy.

Any one have any suggestions as to what i can try?

I am seeing my gp tonight but wondered what anyone else does?

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    Maybe an mri is in order?

    Best of luck!

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      Having an mri doesn't mean your doctor thinks there's something horrible going on but to determine where the pain might be coming from!  Just diagnostic!  Don't sweat it!

      Good luck!

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      That is not how my brain will process information.

      I got more pain meds and to see how it goes if no better by Friday i will ask for more investigations as something isnt right.

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    You may have curvature of your spine as I do...Have you had an XRay to determine your back probems?...Some respondents to this blog have suggested contacting a Pain Management Center...Deep Heat Rub and a Heating Pad my help..Also, a Back Brace and Aleve, a medication, help me....I, too, feel my pain is increasing over time due to continued spine curvature....Te Pain is becoming a constant....I hope other respondents may have better suggestions for you...
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      I do randy. i have had it since i was little.

      No i have not had a recent xray of my back, my gp seem reluctant to do this but i am pushing for this as the pain meds are not getting to the root cause of it.

      I have tried so many methods and more. Not had a back brace though. i see a osteopath every 2 months to sort my muscles out but this feels different this time.

      I am going back friday to see what i can get them to agree too. the sleepless nights due to pain is not helping either.

      Thank  you for your advice

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      Do the Xray to determine the extent and if you have a curvature of your spine and back discs that have disintegrated and possibly fused together.

      That's my problem and from what I've been told,there isn't a long-term cure. To reduce the lower back pain, I stay off my feet and don't walk, as  much as possible....But when the back starts hurting as a result of those or other physical activity, I put on my back brace before I do those activities and take some Aleve. After the activity, I put Heat on my back which reduces muscle & bone tension, use deep heat rub, as well as, use a chair back massager. A Long Hot Shower helps too..I don't take Any pain meds for my back other than Aleve...I don't won't to get hooked on opiates..

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      Hi Randy.

      I see an osteopath every 2 months but this time it feels different it is central in my back near the base of my spine and going upwards a couple of vertibrae.

      Last night i was in agony laying down which never happens, not even a hot water bottle helped other than 2 cocodamol that eased it slightly and i slept as they knock me out anyway.

      I only take meds when i need to mostly i can cope with it, seems like the pain is radiating upwards and sometimes downwards which means i am aware that something is going on.

      I will give it until friday and see what happens but i am pushing my gp for a scan/xray to find out the cause as meds are not a long term solution for me.

      Thanks for your advice smile

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    Yes...If the pain persists, see your GP and Pain Management Clinic soon...The Gp may refer you to a nurologist (nerve specialist), because the pain could be caused by the nerves touching the spine bones..I hope you can get some relief soon...
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    Hello Dawn

    Do you have spinal stenosis or something else ? Only after an MRI did I know that was the cause of my pain. I'm seeing a surgeon in October and

    hopefully he will be operating before years end. A friend had the same problem, he had the surgery and was home the next day. I know it.s not easy living with constant pain but hang in there.

    Regards, Alpine

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