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Some questions :)

JessyLovestheCubsJJessyLovestheCubs Posts: 43
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:43 AM in Chronic Pain
Hey guys I don't really feel like typing my whole story again so if you haven't read it an would like to you can look at my old posts.

Anyway, next week I am going to the Cleveland Clinic for my back...I'm not even sure what kind of doctor. I have been working with my family doctor (whom I've had since I was born) on the next steps of my journey. He is the only doctor that really understands and believes me about any of this so he is willing to try anything. He decided to send me to a doctor in Cleveland that specializes in back pain of young people. Not kids, not old people, just teenagers and 20 year olds. This is great because he will know that I'm not faking it because he is used to working with people my age.

So my question is...Has anyone ever been to the Cleveland Clinic for their pain? How is it? Would you recommend it to others? Obviously every doctor is different but I'm just wondering what your general thoughts were about the place.

I've mostly been seen at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics and I hate that place. Has anyone else been there? It is a teaching hospital so there are always med students working on you. The doctors are always in a hurry and never really listen to me. Has anyone else had this experience there? I would be glad to never go back to that place again, unfortunately I live about 2 seconds from it so that is where I usually have to go.

Ok sorry if this post is all rambling, my pain killers make me feel really euphoric and I tend to ramble on and on.

Any tips or suggestions would be appreciated :D


  • I gather from your post that you are going to see a specific doctor, right? I know that in general with that clinic, the patient fills out various forms, and the clinic decides what type of specialist the patient sees, and makes the selection for the patient. But it doesn't sound like that is what will happen in your case. I would just verify that you have an appointment with that specific doctor that your doctor wants you to see.

    If this doesn't work out, there are some top-notch specialists in the Twin Cities.

    Good luck. I hope this will lead to a diagnosis, so you can get a plan of treatment. I know you are having a rough time.

    Good luck.

  • Thanks! All my mom told me about the appointment was that it was a consultation type thing. I don't know...I guess I'll find out soon.
  • young one .you remind me of my daughter she is only 14 and her back is knackered .good luck and i hope that they can sort you out ,your too young for all this poo!
    tony x
  • All I can say is good for you and your doctor!
    Glad to hear he takes you seriously.

    I used eCleveland clinic (remote opinion) and was pleased so I hope you find them as helpful.

    Good luck.
  • Thanks guys! I'm trying to stay positive and your kind words always help.
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