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to think this is a sign im old?

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CunningAtBothEnds Mon 17-Mar-14 16:21:23

It is im sure of it.

Ive booked a chiropractors appointment. my back is fucking agony.

earliest I can get in is weds. until then i shall complain loudly soldier on.

Woe is me. Im only 27, I feel 87. its these bloody kids. It really bastarding hurts. sad sad

LadyBeagleEyes Mon 17-Mar-14 16:23:22

No you're not old. You're 27.
HTH grin

Seeline Mon 17-Mar-14 16:25:38

I first did my back in at 16 - backs are not ageist in any way grin
Hope it works!

CunningAtBothEnds Mon 17-Mar-14 16:44:32

oh good im not decrepid just faulty haha! backs are non ageist bastards. so are hips! argh.

if it doesnt work I May die not dramatic AT ALL

TheListingAttic Mon 17-Mar-14 16:47:59

Well, your capital letters are rather scarce and apostrophes non-existent, which is a definite indication of youth as far as my experience goes. grin

Sorry you're suffering, and hope the appointment helps when it finally happens.

5Foot5 Mon 17-Mar-14 16:50:03

I don't see bad backs as a sign of aging. However, I think my friend has a useful definition to do with falling.

When you are old you "have a fall". Until then you just fall over.

TheBody Mon 17-Mar-14 16:56:14

5Foot5 that's funny will remember that one.

op my lumbago and sciatica struck at 14, I am now 50! backs are bastard things.

dds teens suffer too but my dh and dss don't.

hope you get relief soon.

CunningAtBothEnds Mon 17-Mar-14 17:17:01

I assure you with the typing its pain and fat thumb / phone related!

I honestly cant imagine what I will do if this is long term, I could cry now as it hurts so much!sad

sunbathe Mon 17-Mar-14 17:19:19

Could you see your GP for some painkillers?

CunningAtBothEnds Mon 17-Mar-14 17:37:25

The GP will only see me as routine which wont be until friday at the earliest sad

Marylou62 Mon 17-Mar-14 17:42:16

I know you didn't ask for advise on your back...but will you listen to someone nearly twice your age??? Ok to stop reading now if I am out of line!!! I had a really really really bad back from 18 onwards as trained as a nurse and hurt it lifting 22 stone patient. ALL my 30s, I was very disabled and crippled by back pain and had to have 2 painkillers and volterol to do housework! I couldn't even put my knickers on!!! I spent nearly a month on my side 36 weeks pregnant with DC2. Spent a fortune on osteopaths etc. (worth it but not 'cured'), A friend dragged me to yoga...I was very resistant as couldn't be bothered with all that 'mmmmmmm' stuff. Well let me tell completely changed my life!! (pilates would work as well). I realize now that my back was weak as I was protecting it. Its all about 'inner core muscles'...I know...I know...load of twaddle for some. I have been pain free for 15 years and honestly not a day goes by when I am not thankful. And whilst I will always be thinking of all the things I should be doing when I'm supposed to be 'clearing my mind', I would thouroughly recommend it. If I do get backache, I just spend half hour doing basic yoga.... 'WD40 for my spine' I call it. Wish someone had told me at your age. I really feel for you. Good luck.

CunningAtBothEnds Mon 17-Mar-14 17:44:56

ohh well you know I hadnt even considered that, I will definitely look into it!

Objection Mon 17-Mar-14 18:04:24

I'm 23 and need a double hip replacement.
I also prefer tea over alcohol, early nights and movies over going out and genuinely get exited about matching crockery

Join the line!grin

Objection Mon 17-Mar-14 18:05:06

Jesus Christ, I'm 22 not 23 - just remembered.
I think that in itself proves i'm getting old sad

CunningAtBothEnds Mon 17-Mar-14 18:14:56

me too! I am embracing it! not the back though!

Marylou62 Mon 17-Mar-14 18:21:42

Please do!! I went for weeks and felt so much better even just 3 weeks in. After that I bought Rosemary Conley (I think) Video (that's how old I am!!). and did it at home after taking her advice about feet/hands/hip positions etc. I'm not joking, it changed my life. Must say tho...I think the osteo did help and got me to a stage where I could do the yoga. Good Luck

ScarletLady02 Mon 17-Mar-14 18:46:10

My Sciatica first flared up at 17 (I'm 30)'s a pain in the ASS

Even more so when you're made to feel like a fucking junkie trying to get painkillers from the doctor...

"You're FAR too young to have such bad back problems <<grumble>>"

CunningAtBothEnds Tue 18-Mar-14 11:44:28

im scared its sciatica! i suppose i shall know more tomorrow

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