I was wondering how many of us have struggled to get a diagnosis from our doctors?
I think the reasons for this are many - some wait and see which is all well and good in some cases but I also think some poor patients are overlooked in the medical world simply because of the way that the doctors write up the diagnosis.
I think that some of our conditions overlap - there are several way to write them up. For example one doc may say DDD and another may be more specific and say annular tears.
The question is do the supporting team behave any differently and help the patients in a more pro active way if the diagnosis are different? Pain can't be measured on a definitive scale. A person coping better doesn't mean they are in less pain - just coping better.
I get really frustrated when I think about this, knowing some of us are being side stepped and others seem to have intervention after intervention with no real end game.
Is is down to the perceived diagnosis I wonder?