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AviAAvi Posts: 4
edited 11/09/2015 - 8:36 PM in Chronic Pain
Short version: Was recently dismissed by my pm/pcp over false information that a hospital ED put in my health records. Even though I have proof & witnesses attesting that what the ED has written is false, my former pm/pcp will not even discuss the issue thus I've been sitting in severe pain for the last 3 weeks. I live in a small city in which EVERY medical facility is owned by this hospital and since this dismissal not one doctor in a 150 mile radius will see me.

I currently have an appt, 3 hours away, but that's been pushed back until the first week of Dec. & with my issues mixed with the cold, I can barely move most days. Although I'm fighting the hospital to amend my records I feel I have no other choices but to either visit the same ED dept or look on the street for something to make life bearable.

Does anyone here have any suggestions? I do have records & imaging in hand but idk if that helps.

Issue list: Grade I retrolisthesis l5-s1 5mm slip (started as spondylolisthesis); facet joint disease cervical & lumbar; DDD; moderate-severe stenosis l5-s1 (caudal stenosis), mild-moderate l3-l4 & l4-l5, mild l2-l3, mild cervical; mild scoliosis 14° & 7° curve, numerous bulging discs ranging from mild to nerve root impinging....btw only 39 yrs old.

Please do not use abbreviated text talk!!
DDD, facet joint disease l3 through s1 & c3 through c6, grade I retrolisthesis l5-s1, moderate lumbar stenosis, mild cervical stenosis, mild scoliosis.


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