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I'm so sorry to read this, it is of no help whatsoever, but I have shared the same problem. My Husband was diagnosed 5 1/2 years ago with combined Alzheimer's/Vascular Dementia, moderate/severe. About 4 years ago I went to the Doctors with problems with my back, he sent me for an x-ray, when I rang up for the results the receptionist did the usual and asked me why I wanted to speak with Doctor, I told her, she checked on my records and said that the results of the xray were fine and there was no further action required. I left it for a couple of weeks and when I couldn't stand the paid anymore, I was unable to get up the stairs expect on all four's and how could I assist my Husband to get upstairs and do the carrying up and down stairs. I phoned and made another appointment, I told him that I was still in pain and needed help and if I had got to pay for it myself then the least he should advise me on where to spend my money. He said the problem was soft tissue and not bone/disc etc which was why it doesn't show on the x ray. He suggested I had physio to start with, which would be on the NHS, but that the problem was probably made worse by the stress of looking after my Husband and I agreed. I had my sessions of Physio, did the exercises he gave me and iced it several times a day, he recommended I go to Pilates. I have to admit it seemed to work and I have been fine since, however, this stopped with lock down, she is starting up again in September but on a different day and time, which isn't convenient, during this time my Husband has deteriorated a lot and I have no one I can leave him with. I keep trying to do some of the exercises myself, but it is 24/7 job here and there is never time.thanks but it shouldnt be that only your own gp can work things out and mental health is non existent