Really? I went to the doctor's surgery once, explained my problem to the physio, he gave me an examination and sent me away to try the exercises, saying come back if it doesn't get better in a few weeks. Which it did so I never went back. But then, he isn't trying to make money out of me, unlike the US health system.......I'll try the exercises you mention here. I can't say for sure what the problem is; actually, the chiropractor said if I came in for it again, he was going to do X-Rays.
I agree, physio would be best, but they want to usually see you multiple times a week(at the very least once per week), and I can neither bring the kids with, nor find anyone to watch them to that frequency. I'm stuck piecing together what I can with what I have to work with.
Perhaps I can find a witch doctor who would come to the house.
But I agree. You do not want a series of supervised sessions, you want a suite of exercises to try at home - and report back if necessary.
P.S. If you do try any exercise I've mentioned, do it gently and cautiously at first, eh? I don't to be responsible for making you worse.