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Incompetent doctors could have permanently injured my mom!!!!! VENT

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Freaking INCREDIBLE!!!! My mother has been treated like a drug seeking junkie and told all she had was a lower lumbar strain since APRIL! Well geniuses it wasn't " lower lumbar strain" it WAS a fractured lower spine. Your lack of follow up and professionalism it is possible all this time that she has had a spinal infection so when she fell again it cause an extremely odd and compounded the fracture. Thanks to constant notes saying it was no more than sprain her work thinks she is playing around and missing days. You should be sued! All this time she has had shattered bones floating around in her spine one wrong move she would have been paralyzed. We took her into a specialist recommended after the 1 visit from her new primary recommended a MRI to get to the bottom of it. The new doc office got Tricare to approve things quickly. She went to her first visit to the spine specialist and they sent her straight to the surgical hospital on complete bed rest NO getting up or moving.  She felt bad enough without being made to feel like a drug seeking junkie. If the same complaints come in time after time use that degree for something other than hold on your hat and DO YOUR JOB look into other causes your useless jerks!

If the jerk hadn't have retired I would be filing serious complaints! Sorry folks had to vent!

by on Jan. 29, 2013 at 9:59 PM
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Whaaaaaa....O.o
by on Jan. 29, 2013 at 11:09 PM
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Quoting glitterteaz:




I can't even imagine. I know my back plays a big part in why I don't work full time. I never know when it is going to go out. And when it goes out it goes out big. Ill be stuck on bed for a week.
Hopefully they will get her fixed up quickly now that they know what is wrong, and she has a good dr. :).
glitterteaz
by Ruby Member on Jan. 29, 2013 at 11:12 PM

They plan on putting steal rods in her back it is beyond and little surgery it is MAJOR he said. She is looking at a week in recovery and a week in therapy maybe a lot more depending how bad it looks once they go in there and that is just from seeing the MRI

Quoting MeAndTommyLee:

This is stubborn denial by doctors who are too concerned with weeding out the high fliers who want pain killers.  I'd be pissed, too.  This type of injury you describe is excruciatingly painful and debilitating.  Now that she is in competent hands, they will assess the damage and repair if necessary and give her her long-term diagnosis.  She will most definitely need pain medication, and likely rehab therapy in the near future.  I hope with better care your mother heals and they find her comfort zone instead of merely ignoring her.


MeAndTommyLee
by Platinum Member on Jan. 29, 2013 at 11:17 PM

That is major.  She's going to need financial support as well.  I'd seriously look into filing a malpractice suit.  Back surgeries are the worst and very difficult to overcome.  I wish all of you well.  I know it's so difficult. 


Quoting glitterteaz:

They plan on putting steal rods in her back it is beyond and little surgery it is MAJOR he said. She is looking at a week in recovery and a week in therapy maybe a lot more depending how bad it looks once they go in there and that is just from seeing the MRI

Quoting MeAndTommyLee:

This is stubborn denial by doctors who are too concerned with weeding out the high fliers who want pain killers.  I'd be pissed, too.  This type of injury you describe is excruciatingly painful and debilitating.  Now that she is in competent hands, they will assess the damage and repair if necessary and give her her long-term diagnosis.  She will most definitely need pain medication, and likely rehab therapy in the near future.  I hope with better care your mother heals and they find her comfort zone instead of merely ignoring her.



 

glitterteaz
by Ruby Member on Jan. 29, 2013 at 11:19 PM
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Thank you and what is worse is she is very over weight. not going to work in her favor at all.

Quoting MeAndTommyLee:

That is major.  She's going to need financial support as well.  I'd seriously look into filing a malpractice suit.  Back surgeries are the worst and very difficult to overcome.  I wish all of you well.  I know it's so difficult. 


Quoting glitterteaz:

They plan on putting steal rods in her back it is beyond and little surgery it is MAJOR he said. She is looking at a week in recovery and a week in therapy maybe a lot more depending how bad it looks once they go in there and that is just from seeing the MRI

Quoting MeAndTommyLee:

This is stubborn denial by doctors who are too concerned with weeding out the high fliers who want pain killers.  I'd be pissed, too.  This type of injury you describe is excruciatingly painful and debilitating.  Now that she is in competent hands, they will assess the damage and repair if necessary and give her her long-term diagnosis.  She will most definitely need pain medication, and likely rehab therapy in the near future.  I hope with better care your mother heals and they find her comfort zone instead of merely ignoring her.





fnpdocgrrl
by Boudica on Jan. 29, 2013 at 11:42 PM
Quoting Whaaaaaa....O.o:
Quoting fnpdocgrrl:

I am glad to hear your mom's problem was caught!  I don't blame you for being pissed off one bit!

Women's pain issues are generally taken less seriously than men's.  This is a sad fact present throughout the medical establishment.  Women are still seen as more *hysterical* when it comes to medical problems.

I have had chronic lower back pain/stiffness for nearly 10 years.  Sometimes I have back spasms that literally paralyze me on the floor for hours at a time.  The best I've gotten out of it is an Xray...which showed mild DJD and that's all.  I still have no idea to this day where the initial injury could have come from. 


I have the same thing. My spasms have actually landed me in the er a couple times because the pain was so severe I started throwing up. And couldn't stop meh drug me to the hospital where they ran test and loaded me up with iv muscle relaxers and pain meds. My X-ray show a curve to my spine. Which has always been there. But I think the root cause is the epidurals I had with both my kids. Had c-sections so I had to have them. It is generally in the same area as there they put my spinal in. And started after having my first child. Got worse after the second. Regular trips to the chiropractor wards off the serious attacks. And taking magnesium and potassium daily also helps.

I understand the pain, trust me.

I don't seem to get a lot of therapeutic benefit from pharmaceutical muscle relaxers.  Ibuprofen won't touch the pain whatsoever, and Alleve barely puts even a dent in it.  I have to keep the big guns on hand as a result, if you know what I mean lol.

My son was nearly 11 pounds when I had him via csection in 2007.  The back pain had been present for nearly 5 years already, though.  Interestingly, because our body produces a natural muscle relaxer called Relaxin during pregnancy, (this is the physiological reason your pelvic bones spread more during pregnancy in preparation for the birthing process), after I had my son....I felt FUCKING SPECTACULAR.  My back pain was gone because the great ball of flesh I was carrying around was finally out....the Relaxin was still on board, so my back felt more relaxed and flexible than it had in years.  I had almost convinced myself that I had become cured by pregnancy lol.

Nope.  The hormone eventually dissipated and I was back to square one :(


Whaaaaaa....O.o
by on Jan. 29, 2013 at 11:48 PM
Quoting fnpdocgrrl:




The supplements are more of a maintenance thing to prevent it from happening so often. I keep heavy hitters around also for when it does get bad. I need to get into the dr to get more flexerol. I'm out. :( one small bottle will last 6-8 months. And by small I mean they only gave me like 20 pills. So I use it sparingly. Took a hydrocodone tonight though. But I've got double trouble tonight. My wisdom teeth are giving me pain along with my back. The teeth come out in a moth though. Yay for that.
glitterteaz
by Ruby Member on Jan. 29, 2013 at 11:53 PM

vicodine 500 is nothing to my mom ibuprophen 800mg NOTHING 

Quoting fnpdocgrrl:

Quoting Whaaaaaa....O.o:
Quoting fnpdocgrrl:

I am glad to hear your mom's problem was caught!  I don't blame you for being pissed off one bit!

Women's pain issues are generally taken less seriously than men's.  This is a sad fact present throughout the medical establishment.  Women are still seen as more *hysterical* when it comes to medical problems.

I have had chronic lower back pain/stiffness for nearly 10 years.  Sometimes I have back spasms that literally paralyze me on the floor for hours at a time.  The best I've gotten out of it is an Xray...which showed mild DJD and that's all.  I still have no idea to this day where the initial injury could have come from. 


I have the same thing. My spasms have actually landed me in the er a couple times because the pain was so severe I started throwing up. And couldn't stop meh drug me to the hospital where they ran test and loaded me up with iv muscle relaxers and pain meds. My X-ray show a curve to my spine. Which has always been there. But I think the root cause is the epidurals I had with both my kids. Had c-sections so I had to have them. It is generally in the same area as there they put my spinal in. And started after having my first child. Got worse after the second. Regular trips to the chiropractor wards off the serious attacks. And taking magnesium and potassium daily also helps.

I understand the pain, trust me.

I don't seem to get a lot of therapeutic benefit from pharmaceutical muscle relaxers.  Ibuprofen won't touch the pain whatsoever, and Alleve barely puts even a dent in it.  I have to keep the big guns on hand as a result, if you know what I mean lol.

My son was nearly 11 pounds when I had him via csection in 2007.  The back pain had been present for nearly 5 years already, though.  Interestingly, because our body produces a natural muscle relaxer called Relaxin during pregnancy, (this is the physiological reason your pelvic bones spread more during pregnancy in preparation for the birthing process), after I had my son....I felt FUCKING SPECTACULAR.  My back pain was gone because the great ball of flesh I was carrying around was finally out....the Relaxin was still on board, so my back felt more relaxed and flexible than it had in years.  I had almost convinced myself that I had become cured by pregnancy lol.

Nope.  The hormone eventually dissipated and I was back to square one :(



fnpdocgrrl
by Boudica on Jan. 30, 2013 at 12:18 AM

^^

Yep.  I take two 500s when the pain is at its worst....and even go far as chasing it with a beer or two.  That's how bad it can get. 
glitterteaz
by Ruby Member on Jan. 30, 2013 at 12:20 AM

i think she needs oxydose

Quoting fnpdocgrrl:

^^

Yep.  I take two 500s when the pain is at its worst....and even go far as chasing it with a beer or two.  That's how bad it can get. 


Mommy_of_Riley
by Jes on Jan. 30, 2013 at 1:24 AM
Being "assertive" when you have Tricare is rather hard...

Quoting PinkButterfly66:

She should have gone to a specialist long before now and insisted for an MRI.  She needs to be more assertive in seeking health care.  If she isn't happy with what one doctor is telling her, get another opinion.  Keep getting opinions until you get to the bottom of the issue.  

As for lawsuit, yes.. find a lawyer.  The very first doctor should have ordered an MRI when the "muscle strain" didn't get better.

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