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I've been moaning about this for ages now! I have seen doctors and been told its a "mechanical" issue.
I found my back pain began almost 2 years ago without reason, just felt a bit tight and as if I needed to stretch sideways to release my back. Sort of like I'd squashed my lower spine into my hips and the sensation was/is very irritating! I would find it appeared more when moving around, not just running, walking as well and cycling.
First thing I did was go to my GP after a month of trying top stretch things out, she said it was musculoskeletal and gave me exercises to do, advised building up my core. All of which I did. It got worse. I went back after 14 months as I had given the back exercises a go and done everything I was suggested all to no avail. I was referred to a physio (NHS) who told me I needed to never run again and when I said I didn't think that was a realistic cure as it hurt when walking. He then suggested Pilataes classes for 6 sessions which I did, they made it hurt more as lying on the floor REALLY hurts! I didn't find the pilataes helped what so ever and my core strength really isn't that bad.
So I was sent back to my GP who on my request, sent me to a rhuematoild doctor. I was told I have osteoarthritis in my knees last year and wondered if that was the same in my back. I also have a hypermobile spine and have heard it puts me ar risk of OA. The doctor first refused to entertain my theory but on my plea ran tests. They ran an MRI and told me no, it was not OA, they did a bone scan but my bones have not gotten any worse and there is nothing showing up on a DEXA bone-scan and I had blood tests which showed my bloods (vitamin D, liver and bone) were all within normal range.
I am now at a loss as to what to do, the types