I have arthritis in my hips and I suspect in my low back now too..the back pain is awful and I can hear crunching and grinding coming from the place where it hurts.
I have been luck to manage with just the odd ibuprofen up to now..but feel it is time that I may need pain relief from my GP..particularly for the back pain. I am going to visit my GP tomorrow and would like a heads up on what I should be discussing with him..should I ask for pain clinic referral? Also, has anyone here any experience with Naproxen...is it an efffective painkiller for arthritis?
My hobby is hillwalking and I would like to be able to do that for a while longer if possible..with some pain relief.would welcome some advice from those in the know...