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    Yes,I went,but no x ray
    Was told to wet a t towel and wring it out and pop in freezer,than place,well,you can guess where!
    Also to take my naproxen regularly and not to expect improvement for a couple of months
    She also said that like seaqueen,I may get recurring problems even ten,eleven years on,but not as bad as now

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    Have to say deebee the physio exercises I was given also helped me a lot.

    My problems are still there but as you were told not as bad and I can live with it. x
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    A true tale deebee - and I do hope you went to A&E. In 2013, i complained of back pain and eventually they sent me for X rays. Turned out I fractured my back in 2008 - (nobody thought to mention it!!!) Although then I was fitting quite badly and so a bad fall was quite probable - I can't remember tho having been unconscious!
    Since then i get frequent back pain and Tues ended up in A& E where I was X rayed again.
    Sooooo the lesson being after ANY fall, where you land on your back, its not an over reaction to go to A&E. It can be serious.

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    Just an update
    Have been to A&E twice now and was not x rayed either time
    The second time I was given a rectal exam and the Dr did wonder if I needed a scan,she said that I had three options,
    1,be admitted and wait possibly three days for a scan
    2,be transferred to another hospital for a same day scan
    3,go home
    She spoke to a neurosurgeon at another hospital for advice and he said to just send me home
    I had really wanted an x ray,but hadn't wanted to stay in
    Anyway,a few days later,I rang my gp,and asked if I could have an x ray and she printed off a sheet of paper and I just have to go to x ray and hand it in and wait
    I plan to go this afternoon

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    Hope xray gives you some answers deebee though there's usually 7-10day wait for results to go to gp. When i have falls and think it's caused a prob i always go to gp and get form for xray no point with a&e when you have exsisting probs in my opinion they either link it to those or say oh go see your gp or your consultant. Take care hope you improve soon

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    At least the xray will identify any problems which examinations can't.
    My back has been playing up terrible for the last 3 weeks now - all due to the fall a few years ago.
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    Thanks freedom eagle
    Yes 7-10 days
    Hope you get some relief soon seaqueen

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    Bit of a update. I recently broke down (wheelchair) at the side of the road. Got out to see what problem was, bent approx 45 degrees and aaaargh the back just "seized". Couldn;t move at all. Not even few yards. Ended up calling my son. He called ambulance, who cant take the wheelchair so he gets that home. I'm in A&E for 4 hours. "where does it hurt?" "well i can't actually get my arm back there"
    Insisted on giving me gas and air which did NOT relax the back - but did relax the bladder....
    Took about a week to fix itself. All this from the old, healed fracture.
    And i agree physio exercise are invaluable and swimming helps.

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    Crikey,hope you are feeling better now redevine,
    I am definitely going to ask for some physio
    I have had it twice in the past,once for thoracic outlet syndrome,which didn't really help at all,and the second time for a knee injury,which did help a lot.
    Swimming I am not so good with these days as I suffer post exhertional fatigue,also swimming brings my Rosacea out,and last time I went I had a bad chest infection and lupus flare that lasted weeks,so I am put off going

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    Went back to acupuncture which I tried last year when in pain wiht carpal tunnel in the arm. He's very good and explains what he's doing.
    Give that a go, it may help

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