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2 weeks before the season begins at my club and i am in agony, I don't even know what caused it but the pain in my hip and lower back is intense, the only time I feel remotely comfortable is when I am laying down, got an appointment at the local clinic tomorrow, I hope it is something that be sorted easily.
 

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I just had a bout of gout in the wrist that has thankfully cleared up ahead of the first club qualifying comp of the year.

Hope your recovery is speedy.
 
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the only time I feel remotely comfortable is when I am laying down,
Lay down then 🤔😉😅


Only joking, had my share of back pain, wouldn't wish it on most people... Hope it clears up soon 👍
 

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After thinking about it overnight, I was kind of wondering if you have a bulging disc like I had in 2011 (2 discs). No good reason for it, just one day wham and my wife had to put my clothes on for me for a few weeks. About 6 months later had a few shots in the back which made a huge difference for about 6 months, but it slowly wore off. I didn't have shooting pains etc down the leg or anything...it just hurt.....and still does at times. Inversion table helped with the pain (at least for me).
 

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I went to see a chiropractor yesterday morning and after checking a few things told me i needed to go to A&E for an emergency MRI, which I did, he said I was showing red flags for cauda equina syndrome, turns outs I is not that bad but there are some issues with with a couple of vertebrae and a disc but exercise should help.
 

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My experience of NHS physiotherapy is very good with regard to all sciatic pain.
Advice on therapeutic exercise, stretching and correct posture for standing, sitting and lying down is essential.
The root cause of the pain is for the medical experts to define. It is usually skeletal defect affecting the sciatic nerve. Sometimes muscular-skeletal.
For these reasons I have never had need for alternative or complimentary medicine such as a chiropractor.
 

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My experience of NHS physiotherapy is very good with regard to all sciatic pain.
Advice on therapeutic exercise, stretching and correct posture for standing, sitting and lying down is essential.
The root cause of the pain is for the medical experts to define. It is usually skeletal defect affecting the sciatic nerve. Sometimes muscular-skeletal.
For these reasons I have never had need for alternative or complimentary medicine such as a chiropractor.

I do not know what it is like where you live. Where I live the wait for a NHS physiotherapist is a couple of months according to my mate who is having problems with his back
 

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My experience of NHS physiotherapy is very good with regard to all sciatic pain.
Advice on therapeutic exercise, stretching and correct posture for standing, sitting and lying down is essential.
The root cause of the pain is for the medical experts to define. It is usually skeletal defect affecting the sciatic nerve. Sometimes muscular-skeletal.
For these reasons I have never had need for alternative or complimentary medicine such as a chiropractor.
My experience with NHS physiotherapy is the opposite. Last time I saw a physio about my back.....the guy checked me out to see if I could bend over and move alright (I can, it just hurts at times), and then sat at the computer asking me questions that required one word answers. I kept giving him multiple word answers like "well, it's better today but it was bad yesterday". He was not happy. He was interested in putting check marks in a software program and required 1 word answers. Because of "help" like that, I (and many others) search out other ways to help myself. Inversion table (works for some, harmful to others) which helped me. Currently swinging kettlebells around strengthening up everything. Just started stretching a bit more (which means more than nothing). I've never had a nerve issues, so that it a whole other game I'm not interested in playing (and glad I don't have to).....and my sympathies to people with those issues. When my back hurts....it just hurts. After a quick warmup I can lift heavy things etc. Problem with golf is that my back stiffens up inbetween shots.

I consider my local surgery to be pretty good. I can get in without tooooo much trouble. But the NHS seems like a lottery on where you live and what kind of care you get. Harrogate is a pretty well off area, so I think that helps with the care you usually get.

I've been fighting an Achilles/lower calf issue the last couple of months and thinking about getting a better (meaning violent) massage gun. The wimpy massager I've got is ok, but it isn't very strong. Any good recommendations? You can spend way to much money on some of them.
 

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I do not know what it is like where you live. Where I live the wait for a NHS physiotherapist is a couple of months according to my mate who is having problems with his back
It was many years ago. My GP referred me and I attended the physio dept at my local hospital (Glenfield) the following week. I attended twice more over the following month for them to assess my progress.
Compression of the lower vertebrae causing severe sciatic pain. Made good progress over a month and was back playing golf after six weeks. Took it carefully.
I still have some issues, but wear a neoprene support band when necessary for golf or any other appropriate physical activity.
A clear description of the cause and how to avoid recurrence was the most helpful aspect.
 

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My experience of NHS physiotherapy is very good with regard to all sciatic pain.
Advice on therapeutic exercise, stretching and correct posture for standing, sitting and lying down is essential.
The root cause of the pain is for the medical experts to define. It is usually skeletal defect affecting the sciatic nerve. Sometimes muscular-skeletal.
For these reasons I have never had need for alternative or complimentary medicine such as a chiropractor.
Fist thing I thought reading OP. Sciatica. Guy at Club got exactly same symptoms.
 

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Fist thing I thought reading OP. Sciatica. Guy at Club got exactly same symptoms.
Sciatica is a general term describing the pain that is felt.
The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body. Pain is sensed by this nerve, but the points where the pain is felt can vary from where the root cause is.
There can be a variety of root causes and symptoms.
 
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I’ve had loads of back issues; my advice is go to see specialist physios, not NHS. They can tell you what the issues are and then you can go to GP and advise them what, if anything is required, from the NHs.
 
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