I was diagnosed with osteo arthritis of 5 vertebrae in my lumbar spine a couple of years ago. I had to wait nearly a year just for the spinal surgeon to say he wouldn't do anything. My back is much work and I can no longer work. It takes me at least 2hrs just to get going each day and I suffer 24/7 with pain in my back, hips and legs. I also have a similar problem in my neck which has recently got far worse.
My GP refuses to send me for an updated scan to see what is happening. My last scan was in 2011.
So far I've had very little help from the NHS and it's as if they have written me off. I'm expected to sit at home and not bother them. In the mean time I find it more and more painful to walk. I don't go anywhere or do anything because it's too painful.
Does anyone else get the same non-treatment from the NHS?
I also have a problem with strong painkillers in the fact that they don't work. Liquid Morphine was like drinking water.