Hoping someone can give me a quick insight....
Story is woke up with severe pain in back 4 1/2 weeks ago which got worse over two days or so and ended up going to emergency room in hospital. They gave me IV drip for pain and prescribed strong meds to take at home. The dr didn't do an Xray or MRI but said it was a probable herniated disc and lumbago and to have physiotherapy to help treat it. Worth mentioning that i work abroad and the DR didn't speak fantastic english so conversation was kept to minimum.
Any who question is i have had 4 physiotherapy treatment and then she referred me for osteopathic treatment of which im still receiving and although i am making progress it is very slow.
Is it worth me going to see an orthopedic specialist now im almost 5 weeks post injury and ask for an MRI?
How long with conservative treatment does it take?
I am off work at the moment as i am a chef who on a daily basis cooks for 30 people on a boat, and have to stand for 10-14 hours a day for work so am no where near being able to return as there are no adjustments that can be make at the work place to lighten the load of the job.
I look forward to any advise you may have,
Nobody on the forum is medically qualified to give advice all responses will be based on members personal experiences only