Back pain

I have been told I have joint degeneration of lumber spine, I spend every day in pain and have asked for an mri but my gp says they can’t refer for one. The only relief I get is laying flat or on one side, I get constant spasms in back right side of spine which is aggreviated by movement, movement of ribs right shoulder and arm moment such as ironing , hoovering any movement involving right side of that spine, I have been on naproxen, nefopam, gabapentin, morphine patches ,tramodol, something beining with a, co dodomol, paracetomol,nothing helps with back spasms, at times I feel sharp knife like pain with spasm and a few times into right top of bottom cheek, I have had this almost 3 years, I am overweight and on metformin, and under guys foe diet plan starting soon, the pain started before I was overweight when I was a size 12 , I have done care work 8 years and in hosp ward 3 years this is when I began getting spasms a year into starting. Is this something you can help me with, I really need an mri as I feel it’s nerve causing spasming and if it’s compromised, I do get stiff neck at times with pain I to shoulder , my recent rhumatoid factor test result was 10.


Wow! You have a lot going on there!

Unfortunately, you’ve given me your symptoms but no background. I don’t know what started all this, how old you are, whether you are male or female etc…

In any event, I would recommend you simply book in with me (either as a free chat or a standard new patient) and we run through your case to get a better idea about what’s going on.

Please give reception a ring on 02083015859 and have a chat with reception about booking in.


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