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Old 04-03-2006, 04:09 PM   #1
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Needing new Dr.

Hi everyone,

I want to know if anyone can give me a name of a spine specialist in Chicago
IL? I am in real need to find another Doctor, I am having real problems and I think that my Ortho is not addressing some real issues. He blames most of it on my RA (which could be possible) but the type of pain I am experiencing is different. I have had 2 back surgeries and the last one was 8 years ago in which he did. I think that he doesn't want to admit that there is a problem in the same area as he did the surgery. I have SEVERE pain in my lower back that runs down the side and front of my leg, it is not a nerve because I have no burning just really bad pain. My RA pain is joint related along with DDD. I had an MRI in which he said was inconclusive. I have been reading about the stand-up MRI, has anyone had one and is it a better way to have an MRI?
Well, thanks for any help that you can give, I truly appreciate it!

Old 04-04-2006, 09:24 AM   #2
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Re: Needing new Dr.

Your leg pain can be nerve pain with out the burning, I have several types of nerve pain that do not have the burning feeling. Although the burning is the worst feeling. I have no Chicago Dr. to refer you too, did you try checking with the hospitals, they do usually have a system that can recommend a Dr. to you. You can also check a previous post by I believe quietcook that tells you how to find a Dr in your area. Good Luck and God Bless

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Old 04-04-2006, 09:27 AM   #3
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Hi again,
this was just posted on another thread, thought it was ok to copy and paste how to find that post I referred to:

To find the thread I posted on how to find a spine specialist, just choose search on the boards and then advanced search. Type in Quietcook, then select back boards and threads started by quietcook. As I have started only a handful of threads, you should find it easily. I'll find it and bump it forward, so you should find it in the first page or two of the back boards. Hope that helps, but if you have trouble in the search, post a note to quietcook and I'll try to assist.
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