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Posted by: anxious | 2008/10/21

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Dr Bets

I woke up Thurs am last week with a terribly sore back. I figured it was just muscle spasm and took 2 Norflex co. tablets (my pharmacist said to me before its ok for me to take them for spasm - I cant take any anti-inflamms because of my one kidney) but it didnt seem to help. Not knowing my gp was away, I phoned his locum Fri am in desperation for stopayne (I went to Umhlanga for weekend - what heaven!) and he suggested going for an injection - I am sorry I never took him up on the offer - I didnt have the time though) I got home last night and it wasnt better this am so I went to see him - he said its not muscle spasm I have but something like pain in the sacro loint where it joins the pelvis. It was soo sore when he pressed on the area. He have ma a Celestone-Soluspan inj and something else (not anti-inflammatory) any idea what it could have been? Can' t remember what he said! The paint is much better!

I am soo irritatted - its stopping me from going to my Walk for Life classes - have already missed so many from being away. Oh and by the way - that question I asked about COPD - its my step-dad who was diagnosed with it. While in Umhlanga he, without doubt, managed better - he took off the oxygen often for short periods and was absolutely fine.

Thanks as always for help.



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Our expert says:
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Hallo Anxious
It is probably inflammation of the joint between the spine and the hip bone - could be due to an injury or just overexertion.
You can also rub the area with voltaren Jel
Dr Bets

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