In 2015 I bent down to lift my daughter and, on the way up, I collapsed under a back spasm. I have suffered with my back for as long as l can remember, but this particular incident was both unexpected and excruciating.
After several months avoiding lifting heaving items (and children), it started to feel better, but then I did exactly the same thing again! This time I realised it wasn’t just going to fix itself, so I went to the doctor.
But my doctor was actually very unhelpful. She said it was normal that, after two children, I would have back problems and that I should join a pilates class – thanks very much!
I decided I would find a private physiotherapist as my doctor...