First time posting and I’m after abit of info/advice or just a general whinge.
My wife was officially diagnosed with RRMS about 5 years ago after first suffering blurred vision 10 years ago. The blurring disappeared on its own after 2-3 months.
She regularly suffers from nerve pain and numbness in her upper body but over the past two years she has really suffered from back pain and trigger points in her neck and shoulders.
We have been back numerous times to the GP who generally tries to dismiss her with “well it’s MS, there’s nothing we can do”. She would probably be able to accept this if not for the MS consultant who says that none of her back/neck or shoulder pain is MS related.
She has been referred to an NHS physio for physio and acupuncture (The acupuncture was basically a joke due to the appointments being every 4 weeks and one of the weeks they didn’t have any needles).
We’ve read that the back pain and trigger points are not a MS symptom but I’m wondering if anyone else suffers from this and how they ideally treat it or manage it.
We’re fed up with the GP’s/Consultants as they just don’t seem to be listening or even saying that the pain is just due to anxiety. Is it worth going to see a private physiotherapist?