Delay in referrals
I have had severe lower back pain since January 2018 when i first visited my GP. I have since been prescribed multiple different types of analgesia in varying dosage amounts. None of these have had any great benefit. In September i was referred for MRI only to find it was for thoracic spine. Results were that there are areas of scarring possibly due to a non diagnosed myelitis. But this still did not explain the severe pain in lower back and right leg. Eventually in December yet another GP referred for a lower spine MRI and physiotherapy. Have just had MRI results showing no bony involvement or chord compression. According to Gp via telephone call it is L3, L4,L5 wear and tear. Yet again increased pregabalin dose and just wait for physio. Another 5 weeks at least for that!! In the meantime i can hardly walk at times and becoming increasingly difficult to maintain daily needs. However no support for the fact that i am sole carer for my disabled 13 year old. I feel the delay in referrals is now going to leave me in chronic pain and this is just not good enough.