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New to the forums, this is me!

MrsTellerMMrsTeller Posts: 1
edited 04/08/2015 - 12:22 PM in New Member Introductions
Evening folks, so glad to have found this forum.

Ok so I'm 44 years old and boy do I feel it haha.

I have struggled with lower back pain for several years. Last year it came to a head when sitting down, or standing from a sitting position became a huge problem. I have hyper mobility throughout my body so my mobility doesn't always match my pain?

Lots of visits to my GP where I was made to feel it was mostly in my head. I asked, nagged then finally begged for an xray. Eventually had an X-ray , my gp had said he wasn't expecting to see anything, basically doing it to shut me up!

X-Ray showed, extensive osteoarthritis, degenerative disc disease, sharp bone edges and evidence of an old fracture! Also found I have flat back syndrome. This paired with hyper mobility is making my coccyx push under when I sit hence the pain.

I use 20mcg butrans patches, tramadol and amitriptyline. My pain is still about a 5/6 most days. I'm awaiting more physio, my hips, knees and feet now hurt as everything I do I try compensating for my back pain.

Anyhoo that's me! I'm miserable but positive that I will get there xx


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  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,427
    Welcome! Glad you were finally able to get your X-ray and some help from your doctor.
    I'm not sure about your flat back syndrome. I could look it up...and also you said evidence of old fracture.
    Did you have previous injury or awareness of old fracture?

    It sounds like you are on your way to getting help and answers! This site has lots of info that may help you.
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