Good reason for having a family physician who doesn't proceed without a
fairly certain diagnosis. I've
known all kinds of chiro's, and there are some real
loonies.........worked on an insurance issue for six
year old girl treated for over a year by chiro for a bladder infection.
He was doing spinal adjustments.
The mother was a regular, too, and they both went for chiro adjustments
three times a week, costing
thousands (20 years ago). The mom wrote a multi-page letter of appeal
to the insurance company,
and it was like a textbook description of clinical depression.
Of course, every specialty is capable of having loonie practitioners and
some who make pretty bad mistakaes.
I took my son to the MD for hives once......doc said he was allergic to
pseudoephedrine and prescribed
something for the hives. Took the script to the drug store and I was
fairly sure the new med. had
pseudoephedrine, so I asked the pharmacist. It did. Didn't fill it.
Didn't go back tothat MD.
That is a good point. But when I got my first compressed vertebrae,
my Chiropractor told me what it was without seeing an x-ray and told
me there was nothing he could do for me except tell me to see a
That is what all Chiropractors are supposed to do. But some
You gotta admire docs that are real people.
I visited my internist shortly after the current pope's election. Knowing my
doctor was of Vietnamese extraction, I asked if he was Catholic - I was
going to congratulate him on his church's new Pontiff.
"Depends on the girl I'm dating at the time."
Been there, done that...
Think about seeing a Dr.
I always found muscle relaxants helped a lot,
at least temporarily.
My back hurt like you describe for many years.
I went thru the x-rays, etc, nothing helped permanently.
Then when I was about 55 I built a deck and patio,
something like what you did to hurt yourself in the first place.
About a month and a half of hard labor.
No pain since then.
Also, my feet hurt. Running cured that.
I could have sworn I would not be able to run.
You're going to get a lot of anecdotal stories,
none of them (including mine) should be considered sound
I read somewhere that when back pain was scientifically
studied, they found that most back pain goes away without
My own conviction is, if you are not already in good shape,
getting in shape is a good cure.
In addition to what most others have said, I'd like to add that a special
type of bandage may be of help. I don't know the exact name, but it looks
like a corset! You velcro yourself into the thing and it's main purpose, I
believe, is to prevent you from aggravating the condition by limiting your
range of movement. Swaddling yourself in about two miles of elastic bandage
may be a substitute.
Your family doctor is the one to see - that is, a GP, Family Practice, or
Internist. What you experienced is common and any physician has seen the
exact same thing a zillion times - we're not talking cerebral malaria here.
The proper treatement, I believe, is rest, muscle relaxants, and pain
killers. The latter two items are available only from a physician (or
Herbs, homeopathic remedies, vitamins, will be worthless (with the possible
exception of caspacian).
most back pain goes away over 4 to 6 weeks on its own, read where over
90% of everyone has occasional back pain.
hurting some is a good sign you got a work out, dont panic take it
easy for a week, just normal activities and you will likely be fine
till the next big job comes along
Most of the anti drug crusaders haven't experienced the 12 level of pain on
a scale of 1 to 10.
Ask anyone in the kidney stone club. Or someone who has had a major major
injury or surgery.
I take about 400 doses of meds per month, about 100 of those are pain meds.
Some days I take none, and some days, I take four or five.
I'm not going to suffer when there is relief. I don't take them to alter my
mood or get goofy.
That is a shitload of medication. What happened to you that requires all of
that? (I'm not suggesting it's not required; just wondering why.)
I myself was in a plane crash back in the late 80's, suffered an incomplete
amputation of one arm (reattached) and crushed a hip. I went through a period
of using a lot of pain meds, then nothing at all for a very long time; then by
the early 2000s I was using an ungodly amount of NSAIDs. I finally got the
crushed hip replaced. Getting rid of the bad hip fixed most of my ongoing
problems with low back pain (caused by lurching when I walked). Today I'm not
on any medication at all. Nothing. I consider myself very fortunate.
"Mortimer Schnerd, RN" <mschnerdatcarolina.rr.com> wrote in message
Knee operation. Three shoulder operations. 8.5 hour 5 way bypass with
aortic valve replacement, 1 cm. crush fracture of L1 vertebra, ascending
aortic aneurysm, arthritis, degenerative cervical spondylosys, traumatic
brain injury, high blood pressure, anticoagulant blood monitoring for heart
valve, angina, cholesterol maintenance, and ............ probably something
else I can't think of.
When you get older, two things fail you. Memory is the first, and I don't
recall the second.
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