Visited a physical medicine doctor about a severe physical imbalance and loss of use of arms
I have visited with a physical medicine doctor about a severe physical imbalance and loss of use of arms. I was sent to physical therapy where they had no instructions on what to do with me. they did not evaluate me before starting exercises. the exercises I did had no plan or target for improvement. the exercises started making my arms numb up to my shoulders and complaints were ignored. I finished the 8 weeks and was let go after they noted my goals were not met and there was no follow up visit from the doctor.
I scheduled a follow up with the doctor and was asked why. he had read the therapy reports stating i did not improve, i got worse. I showed him with a model where the muscles were binding in my shoulders. I showed him the body position that caused the original injury but he shrugged his shoulders. I wanted him to hear the crunching that my body made and asked them to use stethescope. he said he didn’t have one. i waited five seconds before raising my voice and saying “maybe we should call someone”, then I went to the check in counter and borrowed one for him myself.
then the documentation says nothing of my pointing out on the shoulder model or the complaints from the therapy. and then the doctor says there is nothing they can do for me yet sends me off to other doctors like a medical whack a mole.
I been going through this for 15 years while the problem gets progressively worse. it is ending my life and i told the dr this exactly but keep getting treating like crap. I came to mayo because i wanted scientists and what was promised in the commercial that has fireflies and says you end up with a team of doctors at mayo. instead i have a dr that doesn’t want my case and is sending me around randomly while my quality of life evaporates.
what is the right thing to do? I have a follow up again in 20 days.