I have back arthritis and the spine has fused and tilted at the bottom. My main issue is that my left hip is affected in extreme pain., it is like something is digging into the back of the hip and seizing me up, preventing walking and moving etc. The doctor will not refer me to anyone only the physiotherapist. Should I insist on being referred she says that they cannot do anything for the back is this correct? I am only able to get an assessment for the physiotherapist in September which seems a long way away.