Waited about 40 minutes to be waited on, and then 20 more minutes to see the doctor. Wait. No. Med Student. She was cute though, and knew her stuff. Bedside manner needs some work.
My temp was 98.7.
My heart rate was 68
My blood pressure, well it seemed a bit high so the nurse got the big cuff, and it was then 158/88, she seemed okay with that, I dunno what 'good' is pressure wise.
Doctor comes in. She has me explain what's wrong. I tell her. She asks if I had injuries etc. No. She asks what the pain is like 0-10. I say 5, with some spikes to 6-7. She asks what it is at the moment. It was a 5. In fact I felt as good as I had felt all day in the dr's office.
She has me stand up and bend over and touch my toes. I can't I've never been able to. So I bend as far as I can and the pain it comes back. She presses on my spine, about 1/3 of the way up and asks if that is where the pain is located. I tell her no, lower. She moves her hand down the spine til I say that it's right above the butt where the pain is located.
She describes some sort of condition where part of the spine curves the wrong way and how the other parts try to compensate. There is a tightening of the muscle on the right side of the spine.
So one of the issues is my weight, like a fulcrum she said. She also said my glutes are strong.
Her recommendation is physical therapy, Motrin and ice. The ice helps. Let's hope that the physical therapy does as well, like I said I used my last sick day today.
Just took a Tylenol PM, so off to bed then.
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