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Popdiva43 Member Posts: 144 Pioneering
Good morning all, I'm getting really confused and upset, I've had osteoarthritis in both hips now for over a year,but I'm now getting pain down my spine, and I feel like it's getting worse, I saw my podiatry two weeks ago, as have to have insoles as the difference in leg Lenght, I keep asking my doctor to refer me for more xrays, as walking is really now unbearable, but they keep refusing it, as they say it takes up to 2 years for joints to worse, but I know my body, what can I do? 


  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 5,416

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    Hi @Popdiva43

    Thanks for posting, and sorry to hear that your spine is causing you quite a bit of pain at the moment. Have you considered asking your doctor for help with managing the pain? For example, any exercises or medication that they could suggest for you. 
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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 12,827 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi there 

    Sorry to hear of your troubles can you ask for a second opinion 

    Another option is to go private I would also suggest chiropractor 

    If you are not satisfied with your gp then make a complaint 
    I have professional experience in HR within public,  private, and charity sectors.  If I can help I will 
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 11,025 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Popdiva43 - I'm sorry to read your GP isn't listening to your increasing problems as you certainly do know your own body the best. Is there another GP in your practice that you could talk with to get their opinion?


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