I've been experiencing back pain for quite a few moths now. Handed in a self-referral form to an NHS physio in mid-November, with absolutely no information from them regarding my application. I've phoned several times, with it always going to voicemail and no one calling me back. I've been back and forth to my GP, with them suggesting it's stress related and just giving me painkillers (I'm allergic to anti-inflammatories unfortunately so I cannot take them). Nothing has taken the pain away.
However over the past few days I have never experienced this much back pain. It's right in between my shoulder blades where my spine is, sharp and stabbing. Every now and again it gets really intense with radiating pain over my shoulders and down my lower back. I have also been experiencing light headedness and nausea with it, and my fatigue has been worse lately as well. I am in absolute agony right now. I have another GP appointment booked for Fri 13th, but I don't think I can wait that long. I have looked at the NHS website regarding minor injury units and have looked at their examples of what to do, one of them being back pain, that suggests going to the GP. So this makes me think that if I go then they're just going to send me home and tell me to go to my GP. Also if I phone the NHS 111 they're always extremely rude and tell me to go to my GP too. Has anyone else been in this situation before? Any help of pain relief also would help.