This is my first post.
I have had back pain on and off for 3 years. I am a 33 year old female. The first time, I was just bending down and I heard a click and I couldn't stand up as it resulted in the most intense back spasm. This was continuous for 24 hours. The following day, I was fine just a little tender and so I saw no reason to see a Dr.
Fast forward a year and pregnant with my second. At 20 weeks, I suffered the same but this time the muscle spasms were intence enough for me to collapse with the pain. I was rushed to a&e and was hospitalised for a week. Not once did they examine my back as they were more concerned with my 'black outs'. A physio was sent to the ward and without a physical examination they explained I had SPD and needed crutches and sent me home.
I explained that the pain was down my thighs and at the back and my pelvis was extremely misaligned but insisted that it was SPD and gave me light physio to help.
My back has never been straight since. Recently, I have started to feel the pain come on and immediately went to my GP who prescribed Naproxen 500mg and co-codomol and referred me back to physio. She gave me 6 x 2mg diazepam in case of spasm.
In the meantime I went to a registered osteopath who mentioned my lumber spine was locked and causing the inflammation she did some deep tissue massage. I continued to feel the pain.
A week later the pain got so bad, I was walking my little girl to school and utterly broke down. I got an emergency apt with the Dr who said he thought the pain was neurological (is that the right word??) He prescribed me Antitriptyline 10mg (twice nightly) but this has not helped so far.
Another osteopath apt with a different person who agreed it was a locked facet joint (lumbar spine) causing the inflammation and as it was extremely stiff, she had to twist and manipulate to try and get it moving. She believes that I didn't have SPD and in fact it was just locked.
That was 3 days ago, I am still in pain. I have 2 young children, one is 11 months old. For the last month, I have been completely debilitated. I can't even walk my little girl to school.
I am trying stretching exercises and its just so painful.
This morning I have woken up and my upper back is starting to hurt when twisting.
Its leaving me miserable and I am crying all the time. I told my Dr but apparently there's nothing wrong with me. I just dont know what to do next. Waiting for NHS physio is a nightmare.
Thanks for reading.