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Military Doctors are useless

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 19, 2006
  • 09:41 AM

I am in the United States Army and just got to S. Korea 2 weeks ago. While I have had minor back pains in the past, resulting from overuse at the gym, I have never experienced back pain/numb left foot & leg before. Physical Fitness is half of my life and last week while in the gym I did sets of dumbell lunges and deadlifts. I don't know if the gym is what caused this excruciating pain (better as we speak, but still numb) because I didn't have any initial pain for about 3 days. Then out of no where, 2 days ago I woke up and could barely move, bend over, or do something as simple as put my boots on. In Korea we aren't authorized to bring our vehicles, so I walked to the base medical facility. It was a weekend so the only facility open was an Air Force quick evacuation Hospital that isn't designed to perform such tasks & treatments like x-rays ect... (for serious injuries the facility sends us to an off base Korean hospital). By this point the Hospital staff witnessed how much pain I was in, I almost felt as if they didn't care or were just plain lazy. They asked me few questions and performed strength tests on my feet. The doctor did the whole hammer against the knees thing then told me I was alright and all I needed to do was get two shots to the butt (Valume & Torridor, I think). The Shots helped for that day, but the next day I was worse. Now I'm walking all over this Air Force base that I'm stationed at with a left calve and foot that barely functions (limping because my calve has little strength). Please help me with what could possibly be wrong or how to treat this discrepancy, I hate being broken along with having the status in the Army of being broken. My personal e-mail is jguymon3@cox.net if you need to e-mail me.

Sincerely, Jeff

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