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Wow, some of you guys are really suffering, makes my bad back seem pretty pathetic.
Today is a bit better, I am taking Voltarol Tablets for the inflammation, Paracetomol for the pain, (they are absolutely useless really but they are the strongest I can get over the counter here), and am applying Voltarol Gel to the whole of my back as now the pain seems to have gotten more widespread, whereas before it was most definitely localised.
When I injured my back (thanks to the aforementioned horse fall) I asked the specialist I was seeing if a Chiropractor would help me. He said then that I have a curvature (is that spelt right, it doesnt look like it is, but my spell check is just not playing today), which would make going to a Chiropractor not advisable. Now I am not sure if he was just simply against them and so said this to scare me from going, but since then I have always discounted a visit, just in case. But if this sort of thing is going to keep on happening. I know once isnt exactly an indication that it will but I have to consider all the likely outcomes, I might just see if I can find a good one hereabouts. Trouble is, what makes for a good doctor, a good Chiropractor etc, etc in the UK does not translate over here. I swear the doctors here havent heard of bedside manner. I mean, would one of your doctors come out with 'you are fat that is why you have an ingrowing toenail (or whatever it is), so I am not going to treat you.' I don't think so, but that is exactly what this lot say to you daily if you are anything above an anorexic stick insect.
Oh by the way, if you are wondering where this came from, I went to see my doctor last night, (the pain was just unimaginable). Her response, 'you have a bad back because you are fat, go away, lose weight.' Like it is going to happen overnight, this is why I am taking paracetomol for the pain and not something that will actually do something about it.
Grrrrrr! Doctors! (in Spain at least).