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Just a quick question for anyone. I have been having physio for lower back pain for 3 weeks now it does not seem to be helping much. This was arrange through my doctor who said that i have problems with my thoracic spine. My question is would i be in my rights to ask for an xray as i never been given one .


  • I am assuming you are not in the USA so I have no idea what your "rights" might be. I do think it is very reasonable to request an x-ray though, especially since you are not improving. Have you discussed with your physiotherapist about your current pain and how what you are currently doing isn't working? It is very important that you explain to him/her the type of pain you are having, when it's occuring, etc because there's a good chance they can redesign your physical therapy to help you more.
    33yo mom of two. My surgical history...preadolescence scoliosis, kyphosis, and a hot mess.... 5 spine surgeries and lots of items added I wasn't born with (titanium, peek, surgical steel). Guess cremation is out. TSA loves me.
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,863
    and any diagnostic tests done.

    You may have to pay for each paper, but it does belong to you
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • calamityccalamity Posts: 19
    edited 04/09/2013 - 3:57 AM
    Hi everyone just an update. I decided that as i was having to get the bus over to have my physiotheraphy and it didn't seem to be doing much good i discharged myself. I have still got the leaflets with the exercises that i had been given to do. Anyway the good news is finally i have had an x ray done and will be getting those results when i see my doctor on wed. I am also having an ultrasound scan done on thursday so at least i am getting all these tests done.
  • That sounds good. I'd be interested to hear the results.
    Ultimately I didn't get much relief from the physio. Trying chiro now.
  • Well got the results of my x ray today. As I thought they were normal. Just got to wait and see what the ultrasound scan shows in 2 weeks time.
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