sciatica

I had a patient recently with low back pain whom I could not release. He urged me to use more force, and I duly obliged. That night severe pain began in his leg, and went for surgery within a few days.


What I gained from the experience is that I am the doctor, and I should never do at a patient's urging what I am not comfortable doing.

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Aug 16, 2011
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by: JEFF ALLARD

I MYSELF HAVE ALSO LEARNED THE HARD WAY AS BOTH A DOCTOR AND A PATIENT...I WAS ONCE ASKED DURING A LEGAL DEPOSITION THE QUESTION, "IS IT BETTER TO BE SAFE OR SORRY?" I THINK YOU CAN GUESS THAT THE ANSWER WILL ALWAYS GET YOU IN TROUBLE.

Hello Jeff,
I hope you recovered!

It's called damned if you do, and damned if you don't.

Barrie

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Physical Therapists providing a Chiropractic adjustment?

Many insurance companies now only pay for physical therapists to provide a chiropractic adjustment; that's in the face of powerful research proving that inclusion of DCs to perform their own technique would save them a good deal of money. One has to conclude that political medicine has gone off on another tack to contain our profession.



It's being successful with some doctors of chiropractic quitting. Others become involved in some dodgy practices, like demanding that patients sign up for a whole year of treatment in advance, in order to stay in business.

In recessionary times, the going is tough when the insurance won't pay.

Is the day approaching for a new Wilk versus the AMA and the insurance companies?

The chiropractic profession has tried hard to stay on the moral high ground; those who stoop to unscrupulous practices need to be exposed and disciplined if we are not to stoop to the low blows that medicine has often resorted to contain and eliminate us.


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