So, after my Jobcentre visit i prepared to look for another job. Confident that i would get alternative employment without too much trouble and also confident that my leg pain would recede, i started to search in earnest.
I went online and subscribed to various job sites. I subscribed to the Government job site on jobseekersdirect.com. I went and bought all the local papers and started to trawl through all the situation vacant columns.
I returned to the doctor who put me on much stronger pain killers and made an appointment for me to have a MIR scan and to see a back consultant at my local hospital. After a further wait with the pain now bordering on the unbearable, i had the scan and then saw the consultant a few days later.