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Hi, I hope what I'm about to write makes sense, it's a long story and I'm on strong pain medication at the moment!!!
I had back problems a few years ago. I was in agony after a sneeze! The doctor said it was a buldging disc and a gave me Tramadol and Prozac and I had some physio and it was better after about 5 weeks.
At the end of June this year I started with severe back pain again.It seemed to come out of nowhere! It's from the top of my pelvis down on my right side. The pain goes right around my hip and down my right leg. I'm also getting severe pins and needles in my foot.The pain is different from the last time.I went back to the doctor who said it was a buldging disc again. Since then I've had 5 sessions with a chiropractor (which made it worse!) and 5 sessions with a NHS physio. He gave me acupuncture (which didn't work for me) and some manipulation. I have been doing exercises for my back 5 or more times a day since the pain started. I have had some improvement, I can actually sleep now, but as soon as I start to try and get back to my usual routine by doing a little bit if housework, it flares up again.
I have never had any sort of scan or xray on my back and my doctor has told me that they only do it if there's a problem with bowel movements or passing urine or numbness down below or weaknesses in the leg. It's really getting me down, I'm doing everything they've told me to do but it is just not getting better!
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