I'm starting today and I'm pretty bitter about it. I've had back/neck/shoulder problems for so long that I used to have to sit out little league games due to the pain. Over the years I've been to chiropractors, did posture exercises and massages. It's only been getting worse and at this point I'd almost call it unbearable. There have been times I've had to leave/miss work after tweaking my back just from standing up or moving my arms. I wouldn't say I'm in amazing shape but I'm fairly strong when I'm not in pain, I'm pretty active in sports and I walk my dog all the time. The weird (to me) thing is my new doctor recommended physio after about 5 minutes of talking to me and said to see him again in a month to talk about x-rays. I really just want an MRI or some kind of scan so I can be told "here's what's wrong, here's how we should fix it." How many of you have gone through physio? Did it help? It was always my understanding that it's more for recovery from an injury or something extreme like a car accident, not a place to get diagnosed and go through recovery all in one. I'm trying to be positive but even when the doctor got me to push on his hands and do small movements it was really painful, so it's hard to imagine this process will help much before knowing what the problem is.