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pain in back, buttocks, ankle and hip

Does anybody have any burning in other places other than their back?. It just used to be my back but now it is the buttocks quite a lot and I have even had it briefly on my ankle and by my hip bone. I am now really upset. I am due to go back to the pain clinic next week but if they tell me again that it will get better I think I will just cry. This is now scaring me as it's not getting better.

Shania
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replied February 16th, 2008
Hey Shania, dont cry! Instead stretch!
Back pain is caused by various things but in your case it sounds due to stress. Have you ever looked at an acupuncture chart? you will see that the Gall Bladder channel runs from the head all the way down along the side of the body to the foot. Stress will create energy in this channel to stop flowing freely and then your muscles in that area will stiffen up. The pain you feel is from the nerve that also runs down your leg. its likely to be pinched from tension in the muscles.

Chill Out! Wink stretch your hamstrings and muscles in your but this should help.

Jedd
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replied February 17th, 2008
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Hello Shania,

I would highly recommend that you seek the advice of a neurologist/spinal surgeon. Find the best spinal specialist in your area. And don't delay.

I am no doctor, however, what you have described may be a pinched nerve in your pain, and with due respect to Jedd, I doubt that it is due to stress, but perhaps due to a problem with your spine.

Stay in touch, and let us know how things go for you.
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replied February 17th, 2008
Thanks for the replies,

I don't feel stressed just fed up with the pain!
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replied February 20th, 2008
If you wake between 1 and 3am for what ever reason
you are stressed. Do you sleep all the way through?

Hey hopefully you are not but it sounds like it to me. Sometimes we are so caught up in life we dont even know we are stressed. Stress can cause the body to do many different things.

Jedd
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replied February 21st, 2008
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have you had an MRI, if so what did it say, the type of pain you describe is quite common. If you say you are not stressed i believe you don't let people tell you your pain is due to a state of mental anguish, you haven't mentioned a diagnosis if you have not got one yet i think you should keep trying to get some answers having said that sometimes despite having undergone every test in the book doctors still find it very difficult to identify a problem.
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replied February 21st, 2008
In our country it is quite long winded to get an MRI on the NHS. When my pain was acute I was going to get one but it was blocked due to red tape. Now my pain is chronic it has not been advised to me. I have been told by my pain clinic that they don't have all the answers to back problems and mine is one of them. I have been told today that pain changes when it is chronic and not to be alarmed by this. They say that it will get better and this is an occasional flare up No I'm not sleeping very well but I am going to get a matress topper to see if that helps as I'm in too much pain to get into a comfy position.
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replied February 22nd, 2008
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Hello Shania,

It really HURTS to read of the "pain" you have to go through to try and get an MRI. I find it extremely difficult to fathom how medical professionals can down play your back issues and the pain you are experiencing just to keep medical costs down for the NHS.

I hope you can get some sleep tonight.

I sleep on an air mattress. If you want details send me a PM.

Wish you the best.

RichT
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replied February 22nd, 2008
Thank you. I'll let you know how it goes.


Shania
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replied February 24th, 2008
not sleeping at night because of pain
has nothing to do with stress if it is IN FACT a spine issue. Stress did not cause my back problem and definately isn't the reason I do not sleep. With no disrespect to Jedd, I think you should see a doctor, get a MRI and let the MD tell you if it is stress or not.
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replied February 24th, 2008
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Hello Somethingserious,

I totally agree!!!

RichT
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