Back Pain - a lightbulb moment!

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Back Pain - a lightbulb moment!

Postby emilylovesbagpuss » Fri Jul 31, 2009 11:50 am

Hey all
I have been suffering with bouts of accute back pain on and off for a few years, so I finally bit the bullet and went to see and osteopath.....we were chatting away and going through the medical bit and he asked how long I had been having back pain ( 4years) and then had I got any other medical conditions. I said I had PCOS and he asked how long and I said diagnosed 4 years!!!!! He said " well there you go!!" He seems to think that I get back pain when I get a PCOS flair up. Sometimes it takes someone on the outside to see things clearly...just thought I would let everyone know and wondered if anyone else has similar?
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Postby Hols969 » Fri Jul 31, 2009 2:37 pm

mmm Im not sure its related, Ive seen an osteopath for years and she knows I have PCOS but has never connected the two. I cant see how it could be related unless it happens when AF is due or something?
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Postby Meringoo » Sun Aug 02, 2009 8:48 pm

Pelvic congestion from irregular periods can cause it. I have suffered from back pain for years. Recently been diagnosed with Endometriosis. When that is bad, by whole body hurts, the nerves in my back and down my legs hurt. It's all connected, I have spoken to my gynae about it and he said that was so. But I'm no expert! :)
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Postby hfw » Wed Aug 05, 2009 7:57 am

Hi, thought I'd just add my two pennies.

In my teens I had chronic back pain. I was seeing an osteopath, a specialist at the othopeadic hosp, a psychologist, a physio. I had manipulation, so many scans, epidural type injections and was on soooo many horrid drugs. It got to the stage that by the time I was 18 I was walking with a stick and could do very little, I sometimes had to be helped out of bed, I had to give up work and I was convinced I was heading for a wheelchair.

Then when I went to Uni I came off the pill and had no periods, my weight soared and I got spotty and hairy. Pounded the doc about my body not being right (her response was: 'this is what happens when u come off the pill) until I finally found a good dr and she sorted tests, scans etc.

Anyway, the relevance to the back pain is that after all the tests, scans etc that finally confirmed PCOS I was put on Met. Within a week I went from walking with a stick to being virtually pain free. 11 years on and I have the odd bad day but it's like a new back!!!

Hope this is of use to some.
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