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I went for my first physiotherapy session today, just wondering what experience other have had and if it helped them.
I explained in detail from the start how I had been and what the pain was like and what it was like now, she then did some movement tests on me and pressed on my back.
She agreed that she thought I had a prolapsed disc and her opinion was it wasn't a bad one ( Hate to know what the pain of a bad one is like!)
When I asked if an mri would help she said it wouldn't as she would follow the same treatment. I thought it was important?
She gave me one back stretch to do as didnt want to aggravate my leg pain with any others.
I told her I had reduced the codeine and the pain had increased and she told me to take what I had been before, I only reduced to try and lesssen the side effects.
I told her I was off work and not earning and asked if she had any idea how long I may bee off as I have been off 3 weeks, she said she couldn't tell me and couldn't sdvise me on claiming a sickness benfit.
I then told her that the mri department told me I may not recieve a letter with a date until the 16th June and that I may be waiting months, she then reiterated that I may get to a point that I don't even need one.
I'm pleased I'm seeing someone other than my doctor but still came out feeling like I have no real idea how long it will take and how long I will be off work and was suprised on her opinions of an mri scan.
I also expressed that I'm worried that all the medication is just masking the pain and how long I will need to keep taking it and she said a lot of people have the same concerns but the are helping at present.
Please can you tel me your experiences and if you may have been told anything similar.
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