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The doctors who ignore patient' information!

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  • Posted By: bristolian
  • December 8, 2008
  • 08:47 PM

:( Having suffered pain in my left shoulder for around 4 years I have been to my local surgery during this time requesting attention to the pain problem. I have explained to various doctors exactly where the pain is centered but was told that although I was feeling pain in my shoulder and arm it was as a result of artheris in my 5th vertibrae. Having challenged the diagnosis on a number of occasions I have been referred to "the pain clinic", who repeated what the doctors had told the clinic, to an acupuncture clinic, at a cost of £100. Having requested further examination of the pain problem I was sent to have a scan at the local hospital. On arrival I requested the scan be directed at my shoulder, but was told that the doctor had instructed a neck scan, and was refused my request for the shoulder to be scanned. I then paid privately to go to an osteopath who diagnosed a "frozen shoulder" and I was given a steroid injection. The relief was almost instaneous and relief lasted for some months before further treatment was required. I was still concerned that the cause of my pain was not satisfactorily diagnosed and saw another doctor (in the same local surgery), and demanded that I should be given an xray of the left shoulder. FINALLY I was given the xray and received the following diagnosis, XR Shoulder LT: "There is calcification superior to the humeral head, presumably in the rotator cuff". So now the doctors know!! I have suffered for all this time because of failure by the medics to listen to what I was telling them. How much is 4 years of pain worth?

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