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Old 15th June 2014, 09:47 PM
Ellenlouise Ellenlouise is offline
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Default Awful Pain

I need some advice.
Im having a really bad time with my back, it almost feels like a trapped nerve!
I have a Boston brace and I've not had surgery.
Should I go to the doctors or.....
Ellen xx
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Old 15th June 2014, 10:11 PM
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Default Re: Awful Pain

Hi Ellen,

You poor thing! Yes, you should go to your GP as soon as you can. They'll be able to give you some decent painkillers. If you haven't had an accident or a fall then you shouldn't worry about it being an emergency, but if the pain gets really unbearable then you can go to A&E for pain relief if you absolutely cannot wait until the GP's surgery opens.

Good luck

Toni xx
37 years old, diagnosed with infantile idiopathic scoliosis at 6 months old with curves of 62(T) and 40(L) degrees. Casting and Milwaukee braces until surgery at 10 - ant release/pos fusion T1-T12, halo traction. Post op cast and then TLSO. Further surgery at 18 (ant release/pos fusion extended to L3 to include lumbar curve, costoplasty) and 25 (another costoplasty). Fusion extended to L4 at 33 (XLIF with 4 pedicle screws and two short rods). Pre-op curves: 76(T) and 70(L). Post-op curves: 45(T) and 35(L). Diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome aged 34; scoliosis almost certainly due to this rather than being idiopathic.
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