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I'm struggling whether to have ordered x-rays.  I do not believe I have any factures just soft tissue/sprains suffered from a fall several weeks ago.  Yet, doc wants to x-ray hip, lower back and ankle.  Ugh! I have nerve damage in my spine thanks to the radiation treatment and it is effecting my stability.  I asked that I be refered to PT and he came back with 4 x-ray orders!  Seems like unnessecary exposure to radiation. Any thoughts? Thanks

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I had a fall about 6 weeks ago and used my arms to break the fall. Very painful. I told the doctor at the ER that unless she felt it was absolutely necessary, I did not want x rays and explained my medical history. I did not get the xrays. She was pretty certain nothing was broken and she wrapped my wrists ans elbows. I guess you should ask if they suspect fracture and if so, would it make any difference in treatment between a fracture and a bad sprain.

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I jsut ran across this website post - maybe it will be helpful



Cancer Risk From CT Scan Radiation

Pediatric CAT scans are estimated to cause hundreds of cancer deaths every year.

June 19, 2013 |

Dr. Michael Greger

Doctor's Note

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It seems like a bone density would tell if the pain is coming from osteoporosis to just rule that out. Just a thought. But I think this medical profession mostly has to follow protocol and if we want there help so do we. My aunt walked out of a cancer hospital 25 years ago refusing chemo after one treatment for colon cancer that had spread to her liver and she is still doing well in her 80's so we just don't know. She obviously made the right decision there.



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