Very hard to sleep or stand, but can walk for miles

M Strawson -

I am a normally fit and healthy lady aged 52 with two adult children and I work full time. In my case the pain started spontaneously in February this year and gradually got worse. In April I saw my GP and eventually he referred me to an orthopaedic surgeon. Then on my first visit the ortho gave me a cortisone injection --this did no good at all A couple of weeks later (early July) it got so bad that my GP signed me off work for two weeks. During that time I saw the orthopaedic surgeon again-he offered to do an internal manipulation and injection , however during the time off work the pain eased considerably and as I did not see the point of having the op at that point I put it off. Since the pain has returned and is now worse than ever -- I have been seeing a chiropractor for the past 4 weeks and sometimes for a couple of days the pain does ease off a bit . The pain is worst when I am sitting down but is also bad when lying down (I find it very hard to sleep) or standing still. I would be interested to of any one else who experienced pain while lying down. When I have to sit down I try and sit with my right leg hooked under me as it seems to be the left side that gives me the worst problem. I can however walk for miles with hardly a twinge.

Updated 1999-01-17

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