I visited my osteo last week for the first time in ages as I knew my pelvis was out again - I did the Race for Life like it and was in constant pain. He sorted me out but two days (and a urinary tract infection) later it is out again. I can't put my knickers on, clean my teeth, face or hair as I can't bend over - so the opposite to you, Mrs O !
I do feel sorry for you, especially with dh away, but reckon the osteo would be the right way to go. I don't even bother mentioning it to the doctor anymore.