* * Anonymous Doc: Maybe you should have mentioned that first...

Monday, March 5, 2012

Maybe you should have mentioned that first...

"Doc, I've been having some back pain."

"Can you describe the pain? Sharp? Dull?"

"Sharp. When I move. Hurts a lot."

"And how long has it been going on?"

"Couple of weeks. Pretty intense."

"Have you taken anything for it?"

"Advil. Tylenol. Helps a little bit, but not much."

"And the pain came on all of a sudden?"

"Yeah. Just all of a sudden. Been pretty terrible."

"Did you lift anything heavy?"

"No, nope."

"Strain yourself, like, playing sports, something like that?"

"No, I don't think so."

"So it just started out of the blue-- morning? Evening? Do you remember?"

"Yeah, it was like 6:00 in the evening."

"And you remember that why...?"

"It was right after I was thrown from my motorcycle onto the sidewalk."

"Oh. You probably could have mentioned that first."

"I didn't know if it was relevant."

"Yeah, I think it's relevant."

"Okay. Great."

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