hi all, is it too much to ask for my GP to refer me to the correct spcialist ro do I just accept what they are saying is it and nothing can be done?
my lower back pain is getting worse and each night I wake up for pain killers and have to sit downstairs for up to 2 hours before I can go back to bed, the pain that wakes me up is more of a nerve pain (to me anyway) but they say my back pain is due to muscular reasons and to exercise through it.....well i have tried for so long but it gets worse instead of alleviating things. I had an x=ray a few yeas ago which showes mild scolioscis which they thing is brough on by muscle spasms, since then I have had nothing to check how it currently is. My pain has travelled to my hips and one GP thinks it is referred pain and I need to tighten up my hip muscles although I do this on a daily basis by using the exercises that the physio gave me to do over a year ago. Another GP has said to find out where the pain originates from and she will refer me to a specialist.
I feel that i am being a nuisance bothering them but want to find out what the problem is to try and ease it once and for all or to at least know that nothing can be done and I have to cope with it - the pain is more or a discomfort in my hips with stronger pain in my lower back and sends shooting pains down my thighs like sciatica although they have diagnosed Myralgia parasthetica in my left thigh numbness appears in both and from my wais down to my knees it feels all bruised to touch and very tender.
Any thoughts on where I should go from here? it is getting my down a lot lately.
thnaks in advance for any advice x