Hi all, I was just wondering if anyone could help me out a bit?
About 18 months ago I had a bit of a fall while climbing - nothing serious, and it didn't hurt at the time. Then over a period of about a month I started getting pain in my lower back and lost loads of my flexability, to the point where I could only touch my knees )before I could easily touch my toes).
My GP prescribed naproxen, which is a pain killing anti inflamitory drug, which helped with the pain but didn't solve the problem. I took myself off to a private physio, who said something about my sacroiliac joint and facet joints. He did a few manipulations and that seemed to help, but after a while it came back with the same symptoms but worse and a bit of sciatica.
This time I went to NHS physio. He said its something to do with pressure on a disc and inflamation. He gave me some stretches to do (I already do these and they dont help), but who am I to argue. I also told him what my previous physio said. He basically said 'they always say that (SI joints) and its not true.
I read up about SI joint disfunction, and almost everything I read about it discribes my symptoms almost perfectly.
So My question is, is there anything that has the same symptoms as SI joint disfunction (inflamed disc?) and am I right to question the NHS physio?