Wednesday, September 22, 2010

There's a lot of that going around

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Dr. Grumpy: "Did you have an X-ray for the neck pain?"

Mrs. Daypro: "Yes. A friend said the carpal tunnel there is causing my neck problems."

13 comments:

Julie said...

have you checked the wiki entry for neck pain - it might need a rewrite

Anonymous said...

She must read your blog... haha

Jake said...

She must read your blog... haha

Ms Lynette said...

groan . . not again! Did this patient leave, also?

Anonymous said...

I wish I had Superman for a pal so he could use his x-ray vision on my achy body, lol

Anonymous said...

I actually understand the confusion some patients have about this, although medical professionals have no excuse. I had weird sensations in my upper back/shoulders that I thought might stem from a pinched nerve in my neck. After some specific questioning and smacking my wrist, my doctor told me it was from pinching of nerves in the carpal tunnel of my wrist. Once I had surgery on the carpal tunnel, the upper back sensations disappeared.

GunDiva said...

Bet I know who the patient's nurse was :)

terri c said...

Eh, carpal tunnel, spinal cord, what's the dif?

Hahahahahahahahaha!

Cthulhu Sashimi said...

"I knew I shouldn't have tried swallowing that whole arm at once. But it was my first cannibal funeral."

a.generic doc said...

Based on the concept of crowd source wisdom, with 2 patients in a week telling you that the carpal tunnel is in the neck, maybe they know something more than your anatomy professors taught you.

Or, maybe it's similar to "Deep Throat" where the clitoris moved to the throat.

Kyla said...

Hahaha! It must be contagious!

Anonymous said...

My diagnosis:
This patient is clearly suffering from "a little (confused) tunnel knowledge is a dangerous thang" syndrome.

Anonymous said...

The pain goes round and round...
Oh ho oh hoh.....
And it comes out here!
.....Ouch! I just got it in the neck again!

 
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