Why can I not shake off a sore throat and yet another ear infection, I am slowly feeling like im going mad. Standing up and sitting down is still painful. I feel on the brink of giving up my job because I can not do it anymore, because the pain is so bad. The NHS are proving they are not up to treating so had to change hospitals. The new hospital found a leakage from the lumbar area, the chap said no wonder im in pain.