This Article is About
second opinion
heart disease cancer
pain medication
passage way
high priority
health related issues
better education
enjoying life
heart disease
health issues
medical treatment
Get A Second Opinion With Your Medical Treatment
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

When it comes to your medical treatment a second opinion could mean the difference between you living in pain or not. With better education we can have more confidence in choosing the treatment that is right for our particular needs.

Do you have symptoms of a chronic disease? Are you in constant pain? Do health issues keep you from enjoying life? Did you know that heart disease, cancer, and strokes account for more than 50% of all the deaths in the United States each year? Being able to educate ourselves about health related issues needs to be a high priority for anybody but for one reason or another it’s not. Once we know more about our condition then we can better find the doctor that can correctly diagnose us. Sometimes the first Doctors opinion is not the best and we should find another physician to get a second onion.

In the beginning of 2012 while at work I was lifting a heavy fixture that I normally move. In the process I turned quickly and hurt my back. A few days went by and I was in serious pain from my injury. I went to my primary care physician. After he examined me he gave me a prescription for some pain medication. I started taking the medication but I was still in a lot of pain.

I went back to my doctor and he wrote me a prescription for steroids and that helped some but I was still in a lot of pain. One day I went to see my former wife's parents and we talked about my back injury. They told me I should go to an Osteopathic physician that had helped a lot of folks they knew who went to him for back pain. So I took their advice and gave the doctor’s office a call to set up my appointment.

My first consultation went over really good after the doctor examined me. He then explained to me what I had done. When I lifted the fixture and turned quickly I damaged the muscle and passage way that carries the signal for my nerves. The doctor told me that he would make three adjustments and then I would need some time to heal .At my second visit the doctor made some adjustments to my neck and back I could tell right away a lot of the pain left. After the third visit with the doctor he told me that I would not need to come back for another visit!

I was so thankful and glad the pain was at a manageable level after three weeks with my osteopathic physician. It was two weeks earlier with my primary physician and the medication he prescribed but it did not help me much at all. So I now know that it is very important to educate myself and go get that second opinion because in the long run our health is the most important thing that we have. My medical focus now is on a specific physician who is a specialist in the area where I need help and not just all on my primary care physician. Before I thought that I could just rely on my primary care physician for all my health needs .Oh and by the way I no longer have any pain now in my back , shoulder and neck.The education from personal experience is priceless and one that you want soon forget.


Street Talk

So many times people have been given the wrong treatments, when even your own primary physician could make a mistake based on what he thinks about you in stead of perhaps calling for a test which another one would've called for, which then discovers a better way to address the issue. I have often thought one should change (or perhaps "test drive...") a new physician, insurance advisor and hair dresser, at least every 3 - 5 years. Isn't there a saying "a change is as good as a holiday"?

Reply
  about 8 years ago
  

I agree 100% with you Joe. One of the problems I believe is fear. People are affraid to ask or think that it will put them deep in debt. If you really think about it your health is the most precious item you hold. Education is the key I believe and not being affraid to ask. Thanks for your comment.

Reply
  about 8 years ago

Thank you for the follow Bobby and sadly, I started with an article and ran into a few technicalities, which I believe most here do in the beginning, but I appreciate the faithful vote of confidence!

  
  about 8 years ago
  

I have ran in to many obstacles . What you have to do is keep trying! You learn to go through, go over or go around to maket to the goal. I have also had to ask for help many times to get to the place I am going and believe or not it works!

Reply
  about 8 years ago
You May Also Like
He Won the Battle
Mario was diagnosed with cancer. I was with him at the doctor, when he said that word: “It might be cancer”. Suddenly, I felt with my heart in my mouth, trying to escape.I felt in a limbo where I didn’t want to believe those words and where the chance that…
By: SARAHESPOSITO in  Health and Fitness  >  Diseases   Apr 29, 2012  
5
  Likes: 3

Americans Vs the Assumptions: They Say No One Wants to Change
They, as in the experts have decided that no one really wants to make any changes in their lives. People, or so it has been determined, want to continue guzzling sodas and eating donuts, not caring about weight gain, heart disease and the other serious diseases that are skyrocketing upwards.…
By: amie nogrady in  Health and Fitness  >  Obesity   Oct 09, 2012  
2
  Likes: 3

Simple Ways to Look Young - Three Things You Must Do
It can be hard to figure out exactly what steps you should take to feel and look healthy and young. If you want to get on the fast track and find simple ways to look young, read on to discover three things that you must do. The best part about…
By: Patricia Bruce in  Health and Fitness  >  Anti Aging   Apr 17, 2011  
0
  Likes: 5

Anti-Age Foods - Eat, Drink and Feel Younger
It is very possible to make changes in the foods you eat and feel much younger than you do right now. The information you are about to read will introduce you to some anti-age foods that can help you feel revitalized and more youthful. One of the easiest things you…
By: Patricia Bruce in  Health and Fitness  >  Anti Aging   Apr 29, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

How is Alzheimer’s Preventable? 3 Answers to Do Today And 20 Million Economic Reasons for Donating To Research Efforts
Secrets to, “How is Alzheimer’s preventable?” are unraveling in research that reveals what they call risk factors. I’ll share a few of these secrets -- I say unraveling because I'm applying all that research stuff to my own story, without using fancy words. In fact, I’ll give you 3 answers…
By: Cynthia Ann Leighton in  Health and Fitness  >  Anti Aging   Apr 02, 2012  
8
  Likes: 3

Paleo Diet Recipe Book Can Help You Reach Your Weight Loss Goal
The Diet Confusion Everywhere we turn, we are told something different regarding what we should eat, how much we should eat and when we should eat it. For example, one diet program says to eat whole wheat, while the other diet program says no carbs; another diet says cut sugar,…
By: Lawanda Johnson in  Health and Fitness  >  Nutrition   Feb 07, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

Foods That Cause Inflammation
What the heck is inflammation? There are foods that cause inflammation? It is your body’s response to any kind of injury, an infection, or an allergy. This is normal. But there is another kind of inflammation. You can actually cause chronic inflammation in your body just by the food choices…
By: Franz Williams in  Health and Fitness  >  Nutrition   Dec 23, 2011  
0
  Likes: 1

Vitamins for Women Over 40
Hi there, From the time we get our first spanking to the time we pop our cloggs, our bodies are in a constant state of change. As we age, we evolve and have different nutritional needs. Some vitamins and minerals become more difficult for us to assimilate, or our bodies…
By: Layne McGarrett in  Health and Fitness  >  Nutrition   May 08, 2011  
0
  Likes: 1

Healthy Food to Lose Weight – The Optimum Methodology
Amidst the overabundance of supplements, diets and systems prevalent in our day, eating healthy food to lose weight no longer seems to score very high. We are all aware of a growing groundswell of life-style changes aimed at more successfully living in harmony with nature, as opposed to destroying it.…
By: Jim Lovasz in  Health and Fitness  >  Nutrition   Jul 27, 2011  
2
  Likes: 1

Hospitalized Patients Are Given Too Much Pain Medication: Unsafe Acetaminophen Levels In Many
Nearly three percent of all patients admitted into hospitals across the United States are being given far more than the safe level of certain medications, including the pain reliever, acetaminophen. That drug, most commonly known as the active ingredient in Tylenol is also in other drugs like Percocet and others…
By: amie nogrady in  Health and Fitness  >  Medicine   May 29, 2012  
1
  Likes: 1

Cures For Sciatica--7 Tips For Sciatica Pain Relief
Do you suffer with severe sciatica pain and would like to find some cures for sciatica so that you can get back to a normal life? This pain can really be debilitating and hinder people from leading a normal life. Sciatic pain is found in the lower back which makes…
By: Len Cecchetto in  Health and Fitness  >  Back Pain   Sep 07, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Women's Earth Elite Boots
Women's Earth Elite Boots Footwear that is good for you does not have to look drab. Earth Elite boots for women are oh-so-stylish rain boots. They are knee-high and come in several colors for whatever fasion statement you want to make. Tone down your look with black, brown or grey.…
By: Rhondalynn Johnson in  Womens Interests   Feb 09, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

How To Get Rid Of The Pain In My Ear When Flying?
It was the summer of 2006 and I was about to travel on an airplane for the very first time. I was super excited and I couldn't wait to actually get on the plane from the very first time I knew I would be traveling. At that time I was…
By: Jamrock Content in  Health and Fitness  >  Pain Management   May 26, 2012  
0
  Likes: 1

Malaria: A Detailed Study on Prevention And Effects
It is surprising that in a technological superior era like ours, we still have to deal with diseases like malaria in poor countries. One of the major factors that contribute to this is the poverty and the lack of education. A lower socioeconomic status gives birth to lowly and substandard…
By: Yang Lee in  Health and Fitness  >  Diseases   Jun 07, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Natural Cure for Hypertension
What's Hypertension? The first or top number in a blood-pressure reading is the pressure as well as the 2nd or low number is the diastolic pressure. • Period 2 hypertension is diastolic pressure between 99 and 90 mmHg or more or systolic pressure between 140 to 159. Lower Blood Pressure…
By: sapna1 in  Health and Fitness  >  Diseases   May 31, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Article Views: 1709    Report this Article