"Ongoing back and neck pain."

About: Queensland

(as the patient),

After years of Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Acupuncture, Massage therapists & Nurafun, I asked my doctor to refer me to a muscular skeletal specialist.

I thought there must be an answer to the ongoing pain & discomfort & hoped a specialist practitioner could help.

The treatment involved more anti inflammatory medication & anesthetic injections into the local area of pain. I thought I would be in for a more specialist/proactive treatment & consequently did not return.

I didn't feel inclined to pursue this situation with my GP in case he was offended at the feedback aimed at his colleague.

So back to massage & physio & stretches & exercises thanks to the excellent help from my local Physio who seems to listen well & ask the right questions & can always put his hand on the exact location of the pain or injury just by "listening" to me complain.

I guess the moral of my story is I will always return to the listener as the first alternative rather than risk prescription of more drugs & then counter drugs for damage control.

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