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Tuesday, October 21, 2008 Big_Chuck, Community Member, asks

Q: Why am I in so much pain if my mri and x rays come back cleAN??

I had a car accident back in December and then found that a bone spur was pinching a nerve in my shoulder, I had surgery and now am still in pain...

 Today my pain doctor  well he is a D.O and FIPP

 he said he has no other options for me since nothing shows on my tests

 but I am still in pain?????

 what do I do now


 he is sending me for a thorasic spine mri


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Gloria Reynolds, Community Member
10/22/08 5:01pm

You need to find another doc.I had so much pain in my knee a few years.It was swelled and I could not put much weight on mri and cat scans showed no abnormities.I saw another doc and he said he goes by what his pts.tell him rather than what a test shows.this doc did a arthroendoscopy on my knee and found it full of arthritis,he removed much,and my pain got better.Good Luck


Crystal A. Mourad, Community Member
10/23/08 5:06pm
I lived in Tucson AZ where we had a Medical University and got excellent care and pain management. I moved back to Chico CA where medical care and expertise is limited. Many patients here go to Davis CA or Palo Alto CA both have excellent Medical Universities. The advantage is they are more aware of current remedies, access to teachers who are more experienced and access to their collegues who may have a different perspective or solution. Also universities have bigger budgets and less constraints and a whole differnt way of looking at an issue. Here I found doctors actually running down the halls trying to cover the number of patients they were required to see. I didn't have that in Tucson and my friends who went to Davis said doctors actually took time to sit and talk with them without being rushed. You might ask the doctor what he would do if he were in your shoes. Reply
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By Big_Chuck, Community Member— Last Modified: 06/20/12, First Published: 10/21/08