I am sorry you got that doctor. It was a bad experience for you. Almost like PTSD.
(neck and back pain can feel THAT bad) I don't mean to take away anything from
people who have the diagnosis. It just that the intensity isn't recognized in pain
I think the best approach to any doctor is to be polite. If it's not a good doctor
for you, move on. When explaining your move to the next doctor merely say,
"We didn't have a good patient/doctor relationship." Angry, hostile patients must
make doctors nervous. Everything is written on our charts and those charts will
follow us around forever. Doctors will treat you poorly if they do not want to
prescribe opiods. That's just the way it is.
I just tried a neck crunch. It was NOT a good move for me and our problems sound
similar. My doctor upped my pain medications without me asking ... or begging...
or screaming ... or crying. I swear after reading your post I appreciate my singing
doctor more than ever. (I save the dramatics for my posts and for times when I'm
face down on a pillow)
Pain doctors WILL know your pain. They have experience in reading people. This
definitely does not mean that they are in a position to help you.
When reading your post I saw red. It brought back memories of some incredibly
mean doctors I've seen in past years.
I personally do not trust neck exercises - even when in the hands of a physical
therapist. I've been injured too many times by well meaning but undereducated
therapists. Even doctors don't know sometimes. Imagine that! I may be a fragile
flower because I can hurt myself walking in warm water. (I have not yet tried
walking on warm water)
What you should have said: When the doctor told you about
neck crunches you
SHOULD have said, "Why I do those all the time. Three times a day." They
don't seem to be helping me doc. With those words you put your hand on your
neck and look at the floor.
I've gone on and on. I could go along further but I must leave you because my
neck hurts and I have to post a question.
Post Edited (Pamela Neckpain) : 12/12/2008 1:26:10 PM (GMT-7)