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18 Oct 2006

BACK PAIN
Dear Doc

I have a back problem. My spine presses down on my nerves and causes numbness pain etc down my right leg. When I was 14 I was knocked over by a car. At the time the doctors could not find anything wrong with me but now at 33 I am suffering every day.

What I need to know is where do I go for treatment as no one has ever taken any xrays of my back the phisio just said that my spine presses on my nerves. I just feel I want to know exactly what I am dealing with. I mainly suffer on my right side (side where car impacted) Lately though I have an excrutiating pain by my -|- six and I am not sure if I should go see a specialist or a chiro practor.

I want to avoid a back operation as much as possible.

PLEASE PLEASE HELP
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ChiroDoc
ChiroDoc

01 Jan 0001

You need to see a chiropractor soon. He/she will in all probability refer you for an X/Ray examinination to determine the full extent of your problem and further care.
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