Originally Posted by Lawdog
GP first, then a referral to physiatrist or orthopod depending on what you GP thinks.
Got refered to one of these guys. He looked at me and said, "So your neck hurts"
"Yep" says I "I had very severe whiplash about 15 years ago and I think my new hobbies are setting it off some."
"What new hobbies?" he asks..
"Umm..I'm training to enter an Army paratropper thingy, and I do heavy ruck marches and stuff, and wear 60 pounds of body armor on occasion. I also do Crossfit."
His eyes glaze over.
"That's your problem right there." he says.
"You don't think my untreated whiplash is a factor?" I asked.
"No I don't. Stop lifting heavy things, the pain will go away. Especially the body armor. What do you need that for anyway?" he says. Enlightening wot?
"But then I'll get soft and weak" says I "and I won't be able to do what I like to do."
"It's silly to sacrifice your comfort for your career goals.
" he said. He turned to go get something or other, I started laughing. HARD. MAKING IT OBVIOUS I WAS LAUGHING AT HIM. He gave me a strange look as I got up and left.
My laughter continued for some time. The fact that people like that give out advice on a daily basis, that people will follow to the letter becasue they are "trained professionals" is so retarded I couldn't HELP but laugh.
Savage Haggis. Never change brother.