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2011/03/16 11:47:34 (permalink)
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Would I be able to request a medical scan from GP?

Basically I have had a glute problem for about 18 months now, probably more. Just general discomfort when walking and moving around. Not excruciating but annoying. It flares up and goes down sometimes.
 
Got referred to physio last year and spent months doing exercises etc but they were doing absolutely nothing. Physio recommended running to try and loosen it up. I discharged myself as I was losing half a days pay every 2 weeks for my physio and getting nowhere.
 
Been running regularly now for months and it has not helped. If anything the more I run the worse it gets.
 
Could I go to GP and ask for a scan of some kind? I wonder if they will tell me to get stuffed because I discharged myself?
 
Opinions please.
 
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    Big D
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    Re:Would I be able to request a medical scan from GP? 2011/03/16 13:17:31 (permalink)
    you will likely get referred to another physio, insist he sends you for a scan if he cannot diagnose it.
     
    after all if he doesnt know whats wrong then how can he prescribe the most effective treatment.
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    Re:Would I be able to request a medical scan from GP? 2011/03/16 13:47:05 (permalink)
    Why not try and see a biomechanics coach IB - I saw one a few weeks ago and it was very enlightening.  I have adjusted my workouts and have been doing some very benile exercises but they are definitely helping - good luck mate.

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    Re:Would I be able to request a medical scan from GP? 2011/03/16 14:28:06 (permalink)
    Cheers guys.
     
    I really don't want to go through physio again. It would be completely pointless as the physio I saw couldn't tell me what was actually wrong!

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    Re:Would I be able to request a medical scan from GP? 2011/03/16 14:30:21 (permalink)
    in which case he will have to refer you for a scan you need.
     
    trust me i've been in this situation a few years ago, i knew enough about what was wrong to know the physio was wrong and just playing me along so i asked for a scan and to be referred to someone else.
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    Re:Would I be able to request a medical scan from GP? 2011/03/16 15:05:34 (permalink)
    Cheers D
    Will give it a whirl!
     
     

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    Re:Would I be able to request a medical scan from GP? 2011/03/16 15:49:02 (permalink)
    I got my Dr to refer me... and then I left it for some reason a year back.  Go on about it enough and they will arrange one.
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    Re:Would I be able to request a medical scan from GP? 2011/03/16 15:56:12 (permalink)
    Hmmm
     
    maybe I should do the same my leg quad / hip flexor has been ****ed for year and hinder leg training severly, when squat it must trao something asmakes my lumbar region go numb even on warm up
     
    I may have to try this
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    Re:Would I be able to request a medical scan from GP? 2011/03/16 16:53:02 (permalink)
    Not excruciating but annoying.

     
    Cant imagine a GP could  refer you for something thats annoying, just imo of course.







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    Re:Would I be able to request a medical scan from GP? 2011/03/16 22:53:07 (permalink)
    So you want a scan of your ar5e?  If a patient of mine came to see me saying this, i would definitely arrange a scan...of their brain  
     
    What sort of 'scan' do you mean? Ultrasound? MRI? What is it you're worried about?
     
     
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    Re:Would I be able to request a medical scan from GP? 2011/03/17 18:24:26 (permalink)
    OP,
    There is good chance there is some form of pevlic dysfunction as around 60-65% of all issues originate from this area, and can be alleviated with the correct techniques.
     
    Drop me a PM as i'm sometime over in Liverpool with work, I could potentially screen you and see whats going on.  I can test for pelvic dysfunction, hip misalignment, Shoulder and Knee issues, leg length discrepencies, muscle spasms, and nerve impingement.
     
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