I'm new to the site and am actually writing this on behalf of my sister - could really use your comments and ideas please.
She's a new mum and is really struggling due to excrutiating back pain - she had it during pregnancy but has basically been house bound ever since baby was born 2 months ago. - There seems to be loads of info about pain during pregnancy but I can't seem to find much specifically post pregnancy. She was hospitalized 1 weeks prior to the birth as she couldn't stand / walk due to the pain.
She recently moved and doesn't know anyone in her new area so she's isolated and it's getting so bad that she feels suicidal.
She's having physio but there is little or no improvement and they don't seem to be telling her what's wrong / how long it's going to take to get better - if it ever will. The most I can glean is that it's 'muscular'. She says that all her weight seems to be in her hips and that she can't sit up / walk for more than 5 mins. - It's a complete nightmare with a little one as she has no choice but to put herself in positions that hurt her even more. - She can't even sit and log onto this forum at the moment as it's too painful sitting at the computer. She's been on pain killers and I think they took the edge off the pain - but that's about it. There's also now a possibility that they'll take her off them completely as they're concerned about her mental health.
Has anyone been through something similar? Any ideas / comments welcome.