I have suffered with back and hip pain for over 25 years. GP after GP have only ever given me pain killers. However, since joining my new surgery I have been sent for an MRI. Following this it was discovered that I have 2 prolapsed discs and also degenerating bones in my spine. I was given codiene to cope with the pain and offered physiotherapy. I found the physio too painful to cope with, and it was making life unbearable following physio appointments. So I stopped attending. I am now just barely managing with the codiene, they take the edge off the initial ache, however they do not help at all when I am actively doing things like housework or shopping, which I really struggle with. I am also the only carer for my disabled husband. Therefore I have to do everything for him too, as he is very immobile, and also has severe mental health disorders. We recently had to apply for his PIP, as he was originally getting DLA. They have 'wrongly' decided that he no longer needs his mobility vehicle which he has had for over 7 years. we are currently appealing the decision however we have been told we will lose the car in December. As I don't claim any disability for myself, I was very reliant on the car to get about as I can't walk far unaided. I now don't know whether I should claim for my own disabilities, and if I did, how this might impact on my husbands claim, as I am his carer. I cannot live without access to a car, but cannot afford one, so the mobility car was an absolute godsend. My husband also needed the car but it seems they disagree. Should I claim too, or will it cause even more confusion to an already very complicated process? Any advice would be greatly appreciated as I don't know which way to turn, and its making me ill.