Im Donna and im 30 yrs old.
Ive been suffering from constant back pain for a number of years, this was always dismissed as just being because of an epidural in 2004.
I managed the pain myself and occasionally had prescriptions for pain relief.
Sept 2009 my back went into spasam and i could barely walk, was told by the out of hours doctor that i had siacitia and im best to try and rest.
The pain just did not ease or get better, i returned to my doctor and begged for something stronger to help with the pain and was given co-dyramol and voltrol tablets, along with ampriplene tablets to sleep.
I was referred to the physio and they dignosed a shunted pelvis and anterior shear, this all possibly resulting from a fall when pregnant with my first child.
I ahd several manual therapy sessions, where my bones would be manipulated back yet the pain relief was often short lived.
I had an xray on the pelvis and lumbar spine and these came back normal, so as all sessions had almost been used with physio i was referred to the hospital consultant.
(The manipulation had realigned the pelvis, but phyiso therapist said im a chronic pain sufferer and it may not improve)
The consultant stated i did not need an MRI as i had no real warning signs( the day i attended was minimal pain, i have good days and bad were walking is difficult) she was not happy with the right hip so called for an xray and advised to try acupunture and core pilates.
Apparently my core muscles are extremeley weak.
Xray has shown to be normal the first session of acupunture went well thou the next evening may back went into complete lock up and i was walking in extreme pain with limited movement in my lower back.
This is all so frustrating as its taken so long to look into.
I have a dull pain in the middle of my lower back, pain often goes down my right leg and i waddle really bad on high pain days, yet other days i can be ok just stiff.
Wondered if anyone had the same painstaking problems