I hurt my back about 5 months ago fr work and physio told me I strained my muscle.I had my physio for 8 weeks after the incident but until now the pain is still there.I'm still doing stretches and strengthening exercise but nothing happen.What should I do?
Injured on duty perhaps needs to be treated differently from other injuries. Have you seen your medical doctor? Does the physio have the training and experience to make a diagnosis?
Of course, overall, it's been shown that doctors make the correct diagnosis less than 50% of the time. Chiropractors and physios alike, I would presume.
One would suspect that your physio made the wrong diagnosis. After two months, a muscle problem should be over.
So, where are you? Firstly you are correct in now looking elsewhere. Perhaps should have done so a little earlier, but that's water under the bridge.
Two questions: were X-rays taken, and what do they show? And secondly, did your physio presribe exercises, and are you doing them faithfully?
Do this little test: slump test for sciatica ...
Do you get pain in the back, or leg?
Now bend forwards, backwards and to the side. What happens? Let me know.
Dr. Barrie Lewis