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Back pain (again) WWYD?

(12 Posts)
navyeyelasH Thu 24-Sep-09 19:07:32

Hey all for the last 2 days I have been in agony day and night with a constant pain on the right lower side of my back. Every now and then the pain surges and then drops back to constant pain.

For a while now I have been unwell which I have been told is IBS - but I am on a strict diet and am not sure it is IBS.

Anyway is this pain something I should see a chiropractor about or should I go to A&E/gp. Paracetemol and ibrobrufen aren't touching it.

Last time I went to gp with pain back on my right side near my rib they said it was a pulled muscle - that pain has been there almost daily for months (probably 7 months).

donnie Thu 24-Sep-09 19:10:56

I would be inclined to see an osteopath - chiropracty can be a bit severe. You will need an xray as well - insist on your GP referring you for one so you have something to work with.

Commiserations - chronic back pain is awful. I had compressed vertebrae in my lower back which gave me grief for months. Physio and osteo sorted me out, although I get occasional relapses if I do a lot of lifting.

jmontan27 Thu 24-Sep-09 19:13:29

Does the pain radiate down your leg at all? I suffered with excruciating lower back pain almost every day for nearly 2 years. Sometimes it radiated down my leg to my little tos. In the end, found out it was a slipped disc pressing on a nerve, but was very uncomforable!

jmontan27 Thu 24-Sep-09 19:14:51

sorry, meant radiated to my toes

Owls Thu 24-Sep-09 19:17:39

Pain there can indicate a kidney infection, I know as that was one of my symptons when I had one. Plus high temperature and general unwell feeling. Or could be sciatic nerve? Get thee to the doctor! smile

navyeyelasH Thu 24-Sep-09 19:25:35

The thing is I really hate going to the drs they make me feel stupid think I'd rather be in pain TBH.

Donnie, I know a good cranial osteopath is that good do you think?

jmontan27 nope it doest radiate just has those little stabbing burts that make me want to cry!

Owls no temp or pain when weeing etc never had a kidney infection so it may be it's quite a deep pain IYKWIM?

There was speculation that my IBS is a gll bladder/pancreitis problem so at the back of my mind have the fear something might be able to rupture/growing a cyst etc. sad.


EldonAve Thu 24-Sep-09 19:27:42

see a physio

donnie Thu 24-Sep-09 19:28:57

if you avoid the doc the situation will only get worse!!!!

you must face this.

Cranial osteopathy addressed the head and neck but it's worth a shot. But whatever you do, you've got to do something.

good luck!

said Thu 24-Sep-09 19:31:32

I'd second an osteopath for immediate relief. You do need to see a gp as well but they can't actually do anything except prescribe valium (which is good, apparently) and refer you for physio.

Did you have a pain when pregnant? SPD type stuff?

navyeyelasH Thu 24-Sep-09 19:54:48

but if they GP wont do anything why go?

I'm going to call the osteopath people tomorrow I think, fingers crossed they can see my right away.

I know I'm a wimp but I really dislike going to th gp unles I really have to!

said - I've never been pregany, I use mumsnet mainly for the nanny section.

donnie Thu 24-Sep-09 19:56:46

the GP can refer you for an xray though.

navyeyelasH Thu 24-Sep-09 20:40:21

I thought an x-ray was for broken bones? I've found curling up in a ball makes the pain bearable thankfully!

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