These are words that we here so often here. Patients go to see doctors in order to find out what is wrong, why are they in pain.
So many have MRI's done. The results come back and the doctor says to the patient,
Everything is normal, you are fine. There is nothing showing here that would cause the pain you say you are in
You know how frustrated you are by that answer. You know you are in pain, but the doctors are telling you, you shouldnt be in pain. Is it in my head?
This has become a dilemma for so many people, especially younger people. Doctors have been known to say, "You are too young to have this problem"
Now comes the time when you need to be assertive. (Patient to Doctor)
Ok, doctor, the tests should nothing right now, but I am in pain without a doubt. What can we do now? Are there other tests or something else we can do to find out whats causing my pain?
At this point comes the separation of average vs excellent doctors.
The average doctor might just say, sorry, there is really nothing I can do for you. Good bye.
The excellent doctor will start to think what other tests can be done. Even though the MRI shows nothing, this patient is in pain, and it just started a little while ago. Something doesnt add up.
Nothing is more frustrating to be dealing with pain and it seems as if there is nobody who wants to help you.
Trust me, there are people who will do that, its a matter of finding them.
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences