I have been seeing a great D.O who performs limited manipulations on my lower back, etc. It has worked to some extent but hasn't stopped all my pain issues. Anyways, he has another practice that has become so busy he can no longer keep up. So, I was told he was leaving and he asked me if I wanted him to make an appointment with another D.O in the area.
I agreed and now I wish I had said no.
I had my first visit with this new D.O. today and I am very upset with how the appointment went. I'm told that my pain issues are due to me being a malingerer and reluctant to get better
That because I can walk and get up out of a chair that I do not need to use a cane. I was also informed when the Doctor tested the strength in my right leg that I wasn't trying hard enough
and again because I can walk and get up out of a chair.
I told him that I have neuropathy and he said I doubt you have it because I am able to touch your feet and you wouldn't be able to wear shoes socks. UNBELIEVABLE!
One thing that helps with the PN is Oxycontin and because of that I am able to wear shoes socks but this doctor didn't want to hear it. He also didn't want to hear that I had a few EMG/NCV tests that showed a neuropathy, or that I have disc issues, and had a positive test for Lyme which I'm undergoing treatment for.
He then had me lay down and immediately began to pull on my legs, feet, ribs, neck and despite my attempts to get him to stop he continued. I told him that I have herniated discs at C3-C4 and at T9-T10 but he ignored me. He ran his hand down my spine and said, "Well everything seems normal to me." Checks my reflexes which I was told quite recently were hyper. This guy tells me that they're normal.
Then if that wasn't bad enough he dictates his notes while I am there saying the most condescending and belittling things I've heard in quite sometime.
Needless to say I am upset and beside myself over this **** I don't need or deserve to be treated in this manner.
I am also in severe pain in my right hip that he just about
ripped out. then there's the pain in my neck, legs and feet.
When I got home I decided to run his name and low and behold a complaint that was issued by the state medical boards shows up. Why didn't I bother to check this guy out before I agreed to see him.
At this point I don't know if I want to file a complaint against him or just let it drop and never see him again. Which by the way I'm scheduled for on July 31st.
Post Edited (quahog) : 7/16/2008 9:36:52 PM (GMT-6)