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Posted by: anxious | 2008/10/23

BACK PAIN

Hi

I woke up Thurs last week with really bad back pain. Figuring it was bad muscle spasm I had, I took 2 Norflex co. tablets (I cant take any antiflammatory because I have only one kidney). It didnt end up helping much. I phoned my gp' s locum Fri (when i discovered he was away!) for Stopane as I was going away for weekend to Umhlanga. I got back Mon even and my back still wasnt better so I wsent to my gp' s locum (my gp' s only back 27/10) and he said it wasnt muscle spasm I have but joint inflammation between my spine &  pelvis (I think thats about right!) My question is how long is this going to take to get better? I figured giving my Walk for Life class a skip today - how long before I can resume my classes - I have missed so many last 4-6 weeks - what with being away, sick and now this! The doc gave me Celestuone-Soluspan inj and some other one (I forget what he said!) but thats worn off and its still sore and uncomfortable - I am feeling so miserable! The pain is only on my right side and does not extend into the leg or bottom.

Thanks for advice.

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Dear Anxious
Please go for a second opinion if this does not improve.

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