Back pain (top, middle and bottom)

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I get a lot of back pain, I'm sure work related, picking up heavy items and bending down to do stuff all the time.

I think recently it's been getting worse. Painful down the bottom of my back that sometimes goes down to my knees and legs.

Pain in the middle of my back, sometimes feels like a burning sensation in the middle of my spine, and sometimes I can feel it around the bottom of my ribs.

I also get pain up the top, my shoulders ache and I get pains in my neck which I'm sure gives me headaches (almost daily at the mo).

Gosh, all that sounds like I'm falling apart. Worth getting seen to or just live with it? Would a doctor be able to do anything more than recommend pain killers?

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    Hi Jawibble, it's possible that the pain in your neck and shoulders are causing your headaches and burning pain in your lumbar region may be disc or nerve pain. I would suggest you see your GP and ask to be referred to a rheumatologist who can run various blood tests and arrange for you to have an MRI of your spine as I suspect you may have some degeneration of your discs. Pain meds may be offered but you may Olson be offered cortisone injections. May I ask your age? You may find your pain is arthritic. I wish you well and please do let me know what your GP decides
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    Your doctor should refer you for an x-ray to start with. Are your employers doing all they can to reduce the risk of damage to your spine? If not they should be supplying whatever equipment is available to reduce the risk of damage to your back. You only have one back and it is vital you take care of it. Once serious damage is done it is rarely reversible. You might benefit from physiotherapy or osteopathy. Good luck. D
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    Thanks for the replies. I think I will go and see my GP as I am finding myself feeling either in pain or uncomfortable more often and regularly taking pain killers for it.

    I'm 35. I work with my dad as a kitchen fitter so regularly picking up heavy tools and worktops, bending over for hours taking tiles off the floor which I doubt is good for my back.

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    When you say it could be arthritic pain, what does that feel like? I ask because I also get pain and a burning sensation in my right elbow sometimes and just wondering if that could be. It's only mild pain and doesn't really bother me though.
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