Orenoko

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  • in reply to: Becoming a supple leopard #47952
    Orenoko
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    Thanks I found a secondhand one for £16 so ordered it, just awaiting arrival. Not expecting it to be a silver bullet but am very interested!

    in reply to: At my wits’ end with back pain #47929
    Orenoko
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    Thanks Helen

    I spent some time looking around at different treatments online last night and am going to ask my GP about them. Whether he can help or if it has to come from a physiotherapist I don’t know but worth a try.

    I’m thinking of just backing off everything for a couple of weeks – no workouts or stretching, minimal walking, just enough to keep me ticking over- to see if that makes any difference. I don’t know if I’m aggravating things with my stretching and chiropractor appointments. Without knowing exactly what it is I’m fumbling around in the dark to an extent but perhaps it’s worth a try. In lockdown I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to stretch more and get things sorted but that hasn’t worked so perhaps temporarily trying the opposite might help.

    I managed a better night’s sleep yesterday and the pain has lessened a bit, I feel slightly less emotional than yesterday but still thoroughly fed up of the entire situation. I feel like because it came on gradually I should be able to resolve it, and it’s probably not that serious, but the longer it goes on the more it impacts my quality of life.

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    in reply to: At my wits’ end with back pain #47927
    Orenoko
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    Thanks for your reply, it definitely mimics SIJ pain, I have suspected that might be the case for a long time but I’ve been told it “shouldn’t” be that because it has come on gradually. I feel ignored sometimes by medical professionals, my gp just tells me to take painkillers and I get given the same exercises over and over. I try to wear the belt only when needed or, like you say, if I know I’ll be on my feet for a long time, but the physiotherapists tell me not to wear it at all, so I get completely mixed messages.

    I have booked a telephone appointment with my gp for Friday and will definitely make use of the Resources page about making the most of medical appointments as sometimes I’m not as assertive as I should be. I’m not sure what more the gp can do but in the absence of being able to see a physio I feel I need to speak to someone.

    I don’t know if there’s a specific type of physiotherapist I should be seeking out or if I’m really clutching at straws now. I’ve wanted to fix this ever since it became a real problem and am conscious that the longer it goes untreated the more chance of it becoming a long-term issue.

    in reply to: At my wits’ end with back pain #47925
    Orenoko
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    Sorry I should also have said that I was keeping a pain diary for a few months at the start of the year to see if there was anything specific that made my pain flare up. Unfortunately there is no pattern to it. Sometimes an activity such as lifting weights would help, but then the next time I did it, it would aggravate things. There has never been anything consistent which has set the pain off, which has made it more difficult to get to the bottom of it.

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