Wednesday, September 06, 2006

What part of free do they not understand?

My back is killing me at the moment, so much so that I popped off to the doctors tonight in advance of another appointment at the Osteopath tomorrow morning.

His verdict:
Lower back pain
His solution:
Have some painkillers and some analgesic gel.
That will be the best part of £14 quid for the prescription please.
Thank you for using the NHS, your free medical service.

Anyway, I'm now at the stage where I'm starting to think about what else I can do. Obviously I'm hopeful that after a few more sessions of spine twisting by the nice Osteopath man I'll be as bendy as a 5 year old, but I just can't see it.

So that means it's time for every other bloody quack fix and cure-all I can get hold of.
First up, I think I'll try acupuncture. Should be fun.

Of course, the real fun will be choosing which cane to have:

maybe not number 3.

1 comment:

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