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    Default Constant pain - 26 weeks.

    So I've had back pain on and off my whole life, but lately, this pain in pregnancy is completely affecting all quality of life. I'm only 26 weeks today, and since Friday I haven't been able to do anything. Friday I couldn't walk from it, but yesterday and today I could get up, but I'm in pain no matter what I do. I can't drive, I can't sit up for long, I can't walk around for long at all. It's in my lower back, and comes around my hips and radiates into the hip/thigh joint. I have panadine, but when I took it yesterday, it did nothing. Heat packs don't help, hot showers with massage jet don't help, lying down helps my back but makes my hips ache worse.

    I guess I'm just looking for anyone who is/has suffered the same and what you did? I don't have access to a bath - I have a pool, but it's dirty, and we don't have steps, so I'd do more damage getting out then if I just don't go in. I'm honestly just lying in bed crying all day since Friday. I have a huge week next week with a funeral to go to on Tuesday so I can't be bedbound.

    I'll add, I don't have a hospital appointment until the 7th Feb, when I will be asking for a chiro/massage referral and possibly a belt of some sort, but that feels like it's ages away

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    I would head to thr chiro, you dont need a referral and if you tell them how much pain you are in they might squeeze you in asap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by headoverfeet View Post
    I would head to thr chiro, you dont need a referral and if you tell them how much pain you are in they might squeeze you in asap.

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    Thanks! I thought I'd need a referral, I've never been to one. I might have a look for one and make an appointment tomorrow. It's no surprise that I feel like I've had a massive growth spurt around the same time as all this!

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    I hope you get the instant relief I got. With DD I had a lot of similar pain and my chiro helped a lot

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    I'd recommend an Oesteopath.
    You don't need a referral for one of those either. Just find one and make an appointment.

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    I am 20 weeks and have been my physio for massage and acupuncture for sciatic pain. No referral needed

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    A physio is another option. I was having a lot of pain but physio helped get me walking again and ease the pain. You also don't need a referral, but if you are going through a public hospital you may be able to access physio through them for no or low cost. A GP can also arrange 5 physio visits per calendar year through medicare for many conditions.

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    Just a tip when looking for a physio or chiro - really make sure the practitioner specialises in antenatal care and women's health. I went to 4 physios who misdiagnosed and did not help - they dismissed my pain and complaints as part and parcel of being pregnant.
    I finally found a physio who specialised in antenatal care (rather than just having a bit of training on it). She gave me a decent diagnosis and could explain to me a reason why I was affected so badly - and not just because im pregnant. It was a godsend having an answer. I know it's not going to go away until bubs is here but having some help to manage the pain is amazing.
    Im not going to say I have the exact same problem as you but your description sounds very similar to the last 13 weeks for me.

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    http://www.physiotherapy.asn.au/APAW...ndaPhysio.aspx

    Take a look here and see if there is a physio near you with an interest in 'Pre & Post Natal'.

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    I went to a physio. highly recommend using a physio in your area who specializes in antenatal care. My pain wasn't as severe as what you're experiencing but for me the physio was excellent.

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