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Old 18-05-2012, 03:16 PM
Bee_babe82 Bee_babe82 is offline
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Went and seen my doctor the he rang specialist and they didn't even get all my paper work and they got my address mixed up now I'll be lucky to even have my paper work seen to within four to six weeks and it was all sent a month ago I'm so annoyed and angry I want answers and results now!
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Old 18-05-2012, 03:58 PM
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Oh how terrible. Hum thats why I say always follow up with phone calls, its not been a pest, as these things happen all to often unfortunately. Surely your doctor could talk to the specialist and stress how upset you are with the pain etc.
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Old 18-05-2012, 08:40 PM
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I told him how stressed I am and he's going to put a note with my paper work telling them he sent the forms a month ago I didn't ring and follow up because I don't know who my specialist will be and where I'm going they get 700 calls and people going there
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Old 21-05-2012, 02:15 PM
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When I first started out exploring my scoliosis and kyphosis curve I was seeing a chiropractor. They arranged the xrays and also calculated the degree of the curvature, so I would suggest maybe while you are awaiting to hear back from the specialist with an appointment, go and see a local chiro (I have a great clinic I could recommend). Before my surgery (im now 9 weeks post op) I relied on chiropractic care for my pain management and found that having regular adjustments really helped with the pain (I was experiencing cramps, spasms and general aches and pains). I never really found a GP who was very helpful and I was also hesitant to try pain medication as I never thought my pain was that bad to warrant anything stronger than panadol.
It is a long process to get into see specialists and often a long time in between appointments but keep your head up and hopefully you will get all the info you need to decide if you need surgery.
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Old 21-05-2012, 02:20 PM
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Sorry but please be careful of chiropractors, they are not Doctors........dont mean to tell you what to do but be cautious. I would hate you to get your self into more pain
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Old 21-05-2012, 03:13 PM
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I totally agree with Rosie. Be very cautious.
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Old 22-05-2012, 11:18 AM
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Hi thank you all for your advice and help. Courtney thank you for your advice I appreciate it. I don't think I will go to a chiropractor as I don't know what to expect and people say it could make my back worse. My doctor told me to go to a physio but I'm not sure what I'm going to do yet as I'm not sure if I have to pay to see a physio or not. Thanks Rosie and Christine I'm not going to go to a chiropractor as I do not trust them.
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Old 22-05-2012, 12:30 PM
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Your welcome, hope your wait isnt to much longer
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Old 22-05-2012, 03:07 PM
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Yes I also hope I can get into see a specialist ASAP as I'm really getting frustrated now but at least the Tranadol takes away some of my pain
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Old 22-06-2012, 07:38 AM
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Hi Guys....

i live in melbourne also and my friend who has serious pain with contstant migranes sees a myotherapist to help relax the muscles. she finds this works well with the pain killers her doctor has recommended. I also see a myotherapist to keep my back in check... i see it as maintenance to ensure i don't get pain from my scolosis.
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