A second opinion would be a good idea, but make sure your doctor know that the medication and physical therapy are not working. They might change their approach - particularly if they know you are going for a second opinion.
I have had knee pains, too. Sometimes it has been fixed by a visit to the chiropractor because my body weight was out of balance. Most recently, I had a much worse knee pain that made walking difficult. Went to an orthopedic/sports medicine doctor. X-rays showed no Arthritis, but an MRI revealed two meniscus tears. I had three options - PT, injections, or surgery. I opted for the PT, went home and searched online for exercises for meniscus tears and did my own program. The pain went away and I can walk just fine. Sometimes, the pain starts to come back, but doing the exercises again solves the problem.
There could be other things causing your knee pain. Encourage your doctor to look further - or get that second opinion.
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For the past several weeks I have been dealing with relentless knee pain and my doctor hasn't done anything except order medication and physical therapy which obviously isn't working because I am still in relentless pain that keeps getting worse.
Does workers compensation allow you to seek a second opinion
Does workers compensation allow you to seek a second opinion in Alabama.
NO. it is actually "diagnosis" seek a second opinion
Not really a question but, if you are concerned about the procedure, you should seek the opinion of a second doctor.
In my opinion you should split it even.REMEMBER: MY OPINION!!!!
Before choosing to undergo a particular surgical procedure, the patient should get a second opinion about the wisdom, efficacy, risk, and benefits of the procedure
This would probably be because the VA psychiatrist didn't agree with the second opinion. I would suggest talking to the individual's supervisor, or seek a third opinion.
Talk with your doctor or get a second opinion and a third opinion.
Seek their opinion
The Second Opinion was created in 1988.
A second opinion would help
These are all questions you should discuss with the dentist who made the diagnosis. If you are dissatisfied with his/her answers, seek a second opinion from another qualified dentist.