I meant to post sooner, but things got a bit beyond me. Physiotherapists have since May, attempted to address a chronic back problem which developed following an auto accident several years ago. Unfortunately, these are not the therapists who originally dealt with and stabilized the problem, and there has been much hot air expended, and theories pontificated upon, despite my repeated attempts to get the deep massage needed to undo knotted soft tissue that will spasm painfully if not dealt with. I have already had a flare up during this process and have had more e-stim and ultrasound than at anytime during prior treatments. The latest, traction, appears to have had no effect.
I am tired, frustrated and growing distrustful of my current treating facility as they seem to be guessing at the causes rather than basing opinions on information that is readily available in medical and physiotherapy publications, which I read. The physio wants an MRI which the doctor feels is unnecessary.
Tomorrow, I'm calling the DPT who worked on me last year. I was pain-free after three weeks with her. I'll have to pay out-of-pocket, but it may well be the only choice I've got.