Visited the chiropractor yesterday. She has been more than a physical therapist for 5 months now, encouraging me to be positive, delighting in any progress, really taking my case seriously. During the visit she suggested that she had reached the end of being able to help me at the moment. The acupuncture is only making a difference for about two days and she can't suggest any exercises or physically work on me without giving too much extra pain.
I have a new assessment appointment next week with the pain clinic and the chiropractor is hailing they will be able to suggest something that will take down the inflammation to allow her to work on building out the muscles in my back, buttocks and legs that are beginning to waste due to inactivity.
But for now I feel abandoned. She is honest and is not going to take any more of my money but this feels like a step in the direction of no hope.
As for the Dr in the pain clinic las time I saw him he decided I had sacrioilic joint disfunction, decided he was going to give me injections and offered no other therapy. I told him about my lumber spine pain but he dismissed it almost.
So not a lot of faith. In his defence though I know he has been working one or sometimes two members of staff down for years.
The chiropractor suggests that more SI joint injections should be tried or even oral steroids against. Just to give me a breathing space to work on the poor muscle tone. Its a vicious circle of pain stopping movement and lack of tone allowing more pain.
How to speak to Pain Clinic doctor and get him to think like my chiropractor ! ?