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in need of a second opinion

Posted by
susan on September 15, 2002 at 11:58:26:

on 7/4/02 i was in an auto accident (passenger, front seat, wearing seatbelt and hit with airbag)
from the very beginning, i complained of chest pain, especially with breathing. many x-rays were taken, and nothing could be found. the orthopedic surgeon diagnosed me with a compression fracture in my back at t6,t7. in addition he prescribed physical therapy. after each visit to therapy i felt increasingly worse. i then requested a bone scan which in turn did not only indicate there was nothing wrong with my back but instead that i had fractured my sternum at or around t2. just this past week, i again returned to the orthopedic surgeon who decided that he needed to refer me back to the trauma surgeon i had originally seen initially at the hospital. after seeing the trauma surgeon that same day, he diagnosed me with costocondritis. i am only in search of two doctors that might have concurring opinions. in the meantime i find myself frustrated, not knowing where to turn and experiencing a tremendous amount of chest pain. please advise as to a specific type of doctor i might see who would be a specialist on the conditions i have mentioned or any other resources that may be available. thank you for your consideration.

susan



Re: in need of a second opinion

Posted by Mary on September 15, 2002 at 18:59:55:

In Reply to: in need of a second opinion posted by susan on September 15, 2002 at 11:58:26:

I would see a chiropractor. They can help with many more things other than just the back.

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Re: in need of a second opinion (Archive in costo.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on September 16, 2002 at 08:03:49:

In Reply to: in need of a second opinion posted by susan on September 15, 2002 at 11:58:26:

Hi, Susan.

Listen to Mary.

If that doesn't resolve this traumatic costochondritis, go to the bracing archives and to the costochondritis archives.

It seems that your "specialists" looked right past the most common cause of your symptoms to the most exotic and rare conditions. Of course that is how we allopaths are taught. That tendency brings in the most money. In my opinion, that is why this wasteful approach still survives.

So much for the monopoly.

Let us know how you do.

Walt

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