I posted a whole back because I was scared about my back pain and hadn't worked up the courage to go to the GP as was scared of finding something terrible....
Well, I plucked up the courage and went. She referred me to the Spinal Clinic and I got a cancellation appointment quickly so have been assessed. The long and short of it is that they don't know and have referred me for an MRI. Noone seems unduly concerned.
Sometimes the pain isn't constant but other times it's nagging and gnawing and burning nonstop. I had been paying for private physio and have now been referred for NHS physio while waiting for scan but it always makes the pain worse. After theyve pressed on my back and given me stretches, the pain is worse for a week or so...... Anyone else get this?
My pain is mostly central, right in the centre of my back, like a bruise deep in the bone but can radiate out up and down. It is worse when sitting or lying down and isn't too bad if I'm active. Every one who assesses me notices that I can't rotate sideways properly in either direction but doesn't comment on why. I occasionally get pins and needles in my little fingers and sides of my hands but this isn't all of the time. The pain isn't unbearable but it's wearing. Heat helps but regularly pain killers don't. I'm not a fan of narcotics so avoid taking anything stronger. I don't want to mask it.... I want to fix it.
My problem is that it makes me anxious. Everything I've read points to a tumour of some sort and I'm petrified that they're going to find that it's cancer or something..... My husband is despairing of me and keeps saying that the symptoms would be constant or there would be worse symptoms but I can't stop worrying
Had anyone else had similar back pain..... How wasit reolved?