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Please help, what is wrong with me?

LittlepeaLLittlepea Posts: 1
edited 10/28/2014 - 9:43 AM in Lower Back Pain
Hi there, thanks fo reading. Please help me figure out whats wrong! About 6 months ago i started having pain in my tailbone when sitting. It became worse and worse and really hurt when rising. I had no trauma and 6 yeats since childbirth.
I was trying to help myself by sitting on bean squares or cushions ( i look after children and crouch/ sit on and off quite a lot).
It didnt go away and is still bad.
4 months ago my lower back started to hurt during the night. It has gradually been getting worse and worse. Because it got better during the day I kept ignoring it, but the past 2 months it was so bad it was ridiculous. The pain builds and builds all night, i struggle to find a position that is not painful, my entire lower torso aches as though ive done some severe abdominal workout. Sometimes its painful, sometimes its agonising...there seems no rhyme or reason why it gets worse. I have seen gp, he thought it was gall stones...ive had scan and its not. Ive been seeing a chiropractor. He has identified poor posturei am trying to improve my posture but right now the pain is what is creating the bad posture. He also identified tightness, and weak areas, but to be honest, I dont feel he is helping much, and says the pain is 'atypical', between you and me, i dont know if he is a bit hippy trippy as he seems to do more deep breathing than fixing. I am now struggling in the day. I now have pain in my upper back and it feels tight when i breathe in, i think this is because im holding myself wrong from the pain in my lower back. Its so hard to describe the gut feeling is theres something in between my discs thats wrong, the pain holds a deep ...sad feeling( i know that sounds weird). Does any of this sound familiar to anyone? I feel like my gp and chiropractor havent a clue, but im really struggling. I wake a lot in the night. I take tramadol and ibuprofen at 6 and this enables me to get up by 7. If its been a very bad night I can feel my spine pulsating throughout the day. I keep active in the day, but am wary of doing normal exercise...the result is im putting on weight quite rapidly, i feel tired quite often needing to sleep midday, i am weepy and down.oh i hope somebody has some answer for me. God bless everyone on here that suffers back pain, its so terrible x


  • LizLiz Posts: 9,693
    nobody on the forum is qualified or permitted to comment on your condition as in a diagnosis, if you are not happy with the professionals you have seen so far then you need to get another opinion.

    welcome to spine-health and how to get started here


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