unanswered back and abdominal back pain

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hi was wondering if anyone has same syptoms as me have had back problems for many year now was having it managed by a chiropractor

but can`t afford anymore hav had mri scans although i have a bulging disc and suffer with cervical spondylosis the orthadiedics at my local hospital says the mri does not look to bad so referred me back to gp after 5 years of 2 and thro still no further forward my problem is when i lay down i get back pain bothe sides mid and lower back but not at the same time it affects my rib cage and goes down into my abdomin also lately under my arms and through into my chest sometimes when i breath it hurts my doctor prescribed some medication for that saying it was something to do with hietus hernia reflux took the tablets as prescribed but no difference to the condition tried not eating 4 hrs before bed still get the pain however as soon as i get up the pain dissapears still have slight bearable back pain though any help much appreciated as i am loosing all faith in the medical proffession thank you albert

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    Hi alby.I suffered from back pain like you describe for many years.I eventually had one appointment with a chiropractor who left me with exercises which I have used to this day whenever it returns, which is now not very often.

    However,after buying a new bed I found that I dreaded going to bed at night.I decided to try a memory foam mattress and it changed my life.

    I'm not suggesting it works for everyone and if you are elderly you may find it difficult to move around as easily in bed as it is quite squashy.

    However it worked for me and I wish I had tried it sooner.

    It does present quite an investment as they're not cheap but I thought it might be something you could consider.

    Back pain is notoriously difficult to treat especially if there is no obvious cause.It's good that you can move quite freely once you get up and I found it best not to stay in bed longer than I need to and try to KEEP MOVING.

    Best of luck

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    Try  memory foam pad over your mattress and I recommend a visit to a cranial sacral osteopath. OVER THE YEARS THEY HAVE HELPED ME SUCH A LOT, BUT THEY ARE EXPENSIVE. ONE SESSION WOULD GIVE YOU SOME IDEA OF WHAT IS WRONG.Sorry about that! I have to save hard to afford to go, but it is worth it.

     

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      hi jenny thanks for your comments have had numerous beds including memory matresses cost me a small fortune but no different thank you albert

       

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    Hi alby,

    I'd forgotten that you can now get a memory foam topper as Jenny suggests, to go over your existing mattress and this is of course much cheaper than a new mattress.

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    Hi. I'm not sure if its relative to you, but I posted a discussion recently about my back pain and have been looking through other postings. `What's really interesting is that their seem to be quite a few postings that say, as you have, that the pain has been going on for six or seven years. In my case I diagnosed Mycotic (fungal) arthiritis which is caused by a fungal infection in the joints and bones.  I have wandered how I got the infection in the first place and with the prevalance of cases with a similar time line, then maybe the infection was originally caused by something like a batch of infected holiday vaccination serum or tetnus or similar.  I'm very curious about the hows and whys. maybe you could help.
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      hi max i have been told that i have a hietus hernia which causes acid to come up whilst laying down the doctor gave me some gavascon which seems to help the situation however does not totaly iliminate it i am now waiting for hospital appiontment as i am going to get the camera down to further investigate i am surprised after all this time that other doctors have not mentioned this before. if you have had surgery there is a possibility that you may have contacted the fungus through a operation hope this helps
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      Hi Alby. Glad you have a good lead and some help. The thing that puzzled me about the doctors was that I always had a suspicion about the infection and had asked four doctors whether a fungal infection could become internalised. All four said this couldn't happen. It doesn't take too much thought to see the possibility though.
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