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Tens of back pain misdiagnoses

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 4, 2007
  • 03:18 PM

I was about 12 years old when one doctor diagnosed my left leg shorter (LLI), bad posture, mild lordosis and scoliosis. The doctor promised me that I will probably have back troubles when I grow up. He was so right!!!

My pains started when I was about 15. First I had heel pain. Doctors said it was only “growing pain”. Then around at age 17 I started to have low back pain and shoulder and neck muscle stiffness. Doctors said it is normal with bad posture as mine. At age 20 I started to have leg weakness. It was weird. I thought I was over exercising. But I was not doing that much sports... At age 24 I started to have shoulder pain, headaches, heart problems. Few years later I got high blood pressure and ischias. Then severe low back pain, foot cramps, neck pain, migrens,... and those weird leg weaknesses continued.

At that time I started to see doctors (MDs), doctors of physical therapy. They ordered all kind of blood tests, X-rays, MRIs and a lot of others. Everything was normal. Doctors told me to get a heel lift for my LLI and told me to accept my pain and learn to live with it!

After years of search I finally found one doctor who knew how to cure my back pain: to correct my SIJD. And it was wery simple!

My story

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