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#1 posted 11-03-2012 02:52 PM

Back when I had my ruptured disc and my back was killing me I kept working until one day after work at the end of the day I just went into the office and laid down flat on my back on the floor because I just couldn’t take it anymore. For about four weeks the local doctor had been assuring me that all I had was a pulled muscle and all he did was give me muscle relaxers. I knew that I had something really wrong. That day I called my wife and told her that she had to get me in to see a specialist and fast. Two days later my wife drove me to see a neurosurgeon around 5PM. After examining my back the doctor told me that I wasn’t going home but into the hospital right away. Two days later I had emergency surgery. The doc told me that if I had have picked up 25 lbs the wrong way it could have paralyzed me easily. General practitioners can often be wrong so if you are in severe pain an suspect the local doctor is wrong it pays to get yourself to a specialist no matter what the local doctor says.

I’m sorry about your leg and I’m sure that it must have been very painful. I’m hoping no major damage was done and that you are healing up fine, Alistair.

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