Hi, ever since I was about 15, I've had an aching in the top of my back between the sholder blades. It gets worse in wet or cold weather and if I've been ironing or simillar. It also clicks quite a lot. I've been thinking about going to the doctors to see if anything can be done, while I'm still fairly young. I think it's gradually getting worse. I'm not sure if anything can be done and don't want the doctor to think I'm waisting his time. What do you think, should I go? Also, if anyone has any ideas as to how to help it the please let me know.
DH has a similar problem in upper back/ neck. He FINALLY saw a doctor about it a couple of years ago, after 12 years of suffering from it. She told him that if he'd put up with it for that long it obviously wasn't that bad!
She wouldn't refer him on the NHS.
However, I've just picked up a leaflet in our surgery today that says you can now self-refer for physiotherapy in our PCT. You may be able to do this in yours too? The number, in case it's a national one, is 0845 277 0922 - Physioline.