I am 30 years old and been having back pain for 2 years now.
It is starting to get me down, I feel unmotivated to do anything and sick of it...
My lower back hurts, painful after sitting down, lifting heavy weights and throwing, squatting.
When I lie down, the upper part hurts more.
I get numb feeling in my back that goes on and off, sometimes my leg, backside and arms feel tired.
When I walk, doing the hoovering etc. my back feels weird, like stiff also numbness in my back and under my foot and pressure in my nose inside the head that' hard to explain.
Sometimes the pain in my back moves down to my leg, either left or right, although sometimes that comes from another pain in my lower left side abdomen.
I feel clicking somewhere in the middle of my back when i move my knee towards my chin or head when trying to copy exercises on YouTube.
This started after a sort of wave or attack I had 2 years ago where I felt faint, pressure in the head and pins and needles all over.
Since then been getting all sort of confusing and never ending symptoms, including fatigue tiredness anxiety and depression.
I haven't had another wave of whatever that was yet.
I already been referred by my gp during the last appointment last month to see a gastroenterologist about my lower left side pain and blood in stool I had once, which he thinks is nothing serious...
My gp did a physical examination, she told me my leg and arm are fine. My back muscles seem tight and that there is nothing she can do about that.
She has told me I can make a self-referral to a physiotherapist.
What should I expect when I see the physiotherapist?
If the physiotherapist think it may be something else will they be able to make a referral?
Should I stick with my other referral first?