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Extreme pain and aching everywhere

edited 10/24/2015 - 9:20 PM in Neck Pain: Cervical
Hello I am fairly new to this, I am just going to explain my situation and if anyone can help me or advise me please don't hesitate to comment.

I am 18 years old and I suffer with immense pain originating from my spine. I don't know if this has anything to do with my pain but for the last few years I have cracked my back on a regular because it just felt like it needs cracking, ever since the age of 15 I would say roughly. I do this by rotating my upper body until I hear and feel the sensation.

But, over the last year my back cracking has got more regular and it is in fact painful, when people hear me crack it they say it sounds disgusting. It is now extremely painful to do anything, walking hurts.

It is not only my back anymore either. I get an insane pain surge through my body multiple times an hour and i relieve this pajn by cracking most of my bones. When i move my back i can hear crunching. The pain has spread to my neck which i would say is the most painful irritation. I have to rotate my neck both ways every ten minutes to crack it, it makes horrible noises and causes me immense pain. The pain has spread to both my shoulders, my right knee, my arms and all the way throughout my back. When i stretch my arms out they make an insane crunching noise which sounds like all my bones are grinding together. Nearly all my bones make this sound and it is causing me intense pain throughout my body.

I contacted my GP and went to the local hospital for an x-ray on the bottom of my back. They told me that they couldn't x-ray the whole of my spine because it is a lot of radiation. This x-ray showed that I have sacrolitis. I know for a fact it isn't just sacrolitis causing me this pain, i have been googling and researching symptoms for different types of arthritis.

I had 3 blood tests at the doctors then i recieved a letter from my GP saying "We have recieved a letter from [edit] hospital" then went to go on that i needed another blood test. I have requested x-ray refferal for my neck from my GP but he keeps putting me through for more blood tests. I went to the doctors 2 days ago and they told me that all my blood tests have come through fine, they told me this at the front desk. To get an appointment you have to be lucky as there is a que formed waiting for the gp to open so everytime i try to get an appointment they're all gone. I haven't been told what the letter from Sheffield hospital is about. I can feel my condition worsening by the day and my GP is telling me my blood tests are coming through normal.

Since all of this bone cracking, aching business i am also suffering with acne which i believe is a sign from your body telling you something is wrong. It has caused me insomnia because i can't sleep on the pain. I am completely stuck on what to do so to be advised or for someone to share similar symptoms and their result will be muchly appreciated.


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