Ive had chronic back pain for some time (years). But I began having severe problems in about August last year. I had a knee replacement in February and since then my pain has been excruciating!
I had put this down to having my gait changed following surgery which was playing my back up.
GP's have been useless, keep referring me on the spinal gateway to physiotherapy without even examining me. However, I can only see physio for 1 issue, ie. my knee, so was discharged for my back after only 1 session.
Saw the pain clinic yesterday, they took 1 look, poked me in the back, made me squeal and booked me in for sacroiliac injections on both hips ASAP.
I am waiting to see rheumy with query hypermobility/Ehlers Danloss Syndrome so Pain Clinic GP suspects my sacroiliac joints are hypermobile.
Does anyone else have this issue? What else can I do to keep myself well, things like yoga and Pilates could all stretch my joints , whereas I need to tighten them up.
I'm getting so fed up with all this