I have suffered with terrible back pain since the age of 19. I was very fit and active as a younger man. Unfortunately I was only diagnosed correctly after Physio and other GP recommended treatments had intensified the pain and caused a situation where I spent 7 weeks on the floor and about 4 months of constant severe pain before any normality returned to my life.
I have 2 discs protruding , one is almost constantly resting on nerve endings which causes numbness in my legs/feet and severe agonising cramps in my calf muscle. Also pain while sitting, standing and walking.
Voltarol was prescribed years ago and IT HELPS so much , reducing swelling and providing substantial relief. Yesterday my GP refused to give me Voltarol and gave me Naproxen instead. I could not get a straight answer as to why they will not issue Voltarol except that it can cause health issues. What drugs Don't?
The fact that Votarol can be purchased in Boots makes me think that it is safer than most and must work.
Is this purely a Financial Issue and are the NHS playing games with my standard of life and state of my health.
Surgeons I have seen offered surgery but I try to live as long as possible before going down that route. Has anyone else suddenly had their medication changed?