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Chronic Low Back/Glute Pain
I have had a hard time trying to sort this out, and hoping someone might have some idea of what I can do. I hurt my back running back when I was 23 - I'm now 30. It wasn't serious at the time, and back pain turned to low back, (upper) glute pain and hip pain. I find it really easy to strain the muscles - too much exercise, too much sitting, or just sitting in the wrong chair, etc. And I find I'm in agony. Ive seen physios, sports medicine doctors and back specialists, massage therapists,osteopaths, acupuncturists, and chiropractors. But I cant figure out how to treat this,and they don't know whats wrong - all the x-ray s and bone scans have been negative. Does anyone have any ideas what I can do? As a student Ive been able to manage, but I'm about to start working full time and very long hours and I'm lost on what to do. Every time I see a new person, they start with optimism about solving my problem, and then end up being like 'ah, u have a tough problem, sorry.'
What I'm looking for is to figure out what is wrong, and to find some kind of treatment that someone has maybe tried that was effective, or even just some ways of managing the pain. I was prescribed a strong and addictive pain killer and I try not to use it but its the only thing that really works.