It's a funny thing. I have a diagnosis of RA and AS. Due to the AS, the bones in the bottom of my spine have fused and now my neck. However, even though Ive had both hips replaced, both knees replaced, surgery on feet etc - all my joints have been affected to one degree or the other - my back has never been a bother. Until Friday night, that is. I was picking up my daughters lego and felt a spasm I guess at the bottom of my back.
I've barely slept since then and walking or getting up from chair etc, is so Painful it takes my breath away! I am on lots of stuff but also tramadol 50 mg 8 times a day as well as paracetamol and arcoxia so wondering if I just have to bear the pain in the hope that it goes because given that I take the highest dose of tramadol, the gp probably won't be able to help?
Any suggestions - dreading going to bed and laying down!