Subject: Indian vs Americans Doctors’ opinion on C5-C6 Disk Slip issues
Location Pennsylvania USA.
Time: 2009 May to December
Client: Government Medical and health.
Layer1- One of the world’s number one consulting company
Layer2- Another Broker(illegal according to USCIS rule books)
Issue: Overtime work leads to sevior spondylitis.
Precautions: SKIP OT(no money and no comp off, a kind of slavery) and those vendors and stop meeting wrong doctors – India/US.
Here you go:
I was working on two jobs clubbed in the client location due to recession hitting hard. When I write in timesheets about the Over Time Hours, the supervisor said as you know we do not pay over time money but you have to work over time. The continues sitting on the system for more than 8 to 16 hrs leads to sevior spondylitis. I did not know that it is sevior spondylitis. I felt pain in the left hand and then neck is bended and unable to lift it up. The supervisor consulted his boss and told, 911 does not take patients if they are able to walk. Then I took off from the work and drove my Dodge Van to the nearest emergency available hospital. The Hospital did all tests quickly and did not notice anything abnormal. The doctor went to his office and brought a collar neck and asked me to try. Then I feel like my neck have some support and able to lift up. Then doctor asked me, who is your regular general physician. I told her name and doctor noticed that something wrong she did the treatment. Back to the story, I met that doctor for the first time with a complaint of pain in left hand. She started treatment for Left hand carpel tunnel by prescribe a small device that press too much in the palm/hand. After a week I went to her hospital and cried with unbearable pain. This is what our doctors say in the USA. This is NOT India to give an injection, what to do? This is America, bear the pain. This is what she also said. I suspect that something is wrong and she is unable to do the treatment properly and doing the treatment for a part of my body which is fine and that caused the new issue. Apart from the sevior regular pain.
- First Doctor (Indian origin)- confirmed it is CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME and
- First Doctor referred to Physical therapy(American Doctor) and attended Physical therapy for weeks.
- Physical therapy Doctor(Second Doctor): Physical Therapy identified as Neck related issue
- Third Doctor Another Doctor (Indian origin) New Jersey: Identified its not a CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME, identified an orthopedic related issue.
- Fourth Doctor(American): Rushed to Spine specialist in the USA: He identified as Spine issue
- Fourth Doctor(American) referred to Fifth Doctor(American) and he faxed all my copies to him
- Nerve Conduction tests/Blood Tests and MRI final Report. He advised me to carry the CD DISK of MRI while meeting him.
- Fourth Doctor(American) wrote a letter to Fifth Doctor(American)
“Thank you for your kindness in evaluating and treating my patient who will be seeing you for the following problem: cervical C5 disc herniation on my review of an MRI done in Harrisburg PA. Treatment to Date has included: exam has confirmed a median nerve dysesthesia We will obtain old records and forward to you upon receipt.”
He sent a fax to First Doctor (Indian origin) to send all my medical reports including EKG, but they couldn’t find EKG when I was leaving Harrisburg, PA.
As long as that C5 issue is not rectified, the pain in the entire left hand is common as the maiden nerve passes through the left hand and that’s why index and thumb fingers have numbness. The problem is on the top(neck) but not in the left hand shoulder blade or left hand/ left palm but all my physical therapy done on my left hand was a time waste program, that is his opinion. Hence he doesn’t want to suggest for third Doctor Another Doctor (Indian origin) New Jersey.
Finally, Fourth Doctor(American) advised me to rush to India for a surgery. So started to India last minute by throwing all the stuff in the apartment in USA. In India, it is a different ball game. The moment if you say, you’re coming from USA, and shows your medical insurance card, they will rip you like anything. I have met one of my uncles who happens to be a Doctor (Sixth Doctor in my list) and visiting Professor to the USA on the subject Radiology. He was SME(Subject Matter Expertise) and he died recently due to covid19 effect and Heart Attack. He saw my reports from the USA and checked the MRI from the USA. he told me that 90% of people working in IT facing monitors more than 8 hours a day have this problem called “spondylitis” . In your case, it is very extreme. All that it needs a 10 days complete BEDREST. Not to get up for shower except for bathroom and eat breakfast/lunch at the bed. Bed means, a wooden plank without bed but with a towel roll it and place it under the neck. I think I have made a video on this too to educate my followers who are facing this similar issue. He advised me to meet a Doctor(Seventh) at Top-1 Corporate Hospitals in HYD India for second opinion. He referred to a nerve specialist Doctor(Eight Doctor) Top-2 Corporate Hospitals in HYDERABAD INDIA. He said, he is nerve specialist and he is supposed to do a surgery but not the other one Doctor(Seventh). From there to Top-1 to Top-3 Corporate Hospitals in HYDERABAD INDIA. Each of these top three hospitals did MRI again but denying the USA reports are bad or not valid in India. Each one saw medical insurance card and eager to do the surgery. They do not let me go out of their hospitals. They know if I go, they do not get the scapegoat again. They just wanted to cut the neck and charge thousands of dollars both from me and the insurance coverage. One of siblings accompanied asked them(Doctors) the questions and mainly no doctor answered the question: what is the success rate of this surgery? That’s where we came out of the Doctors’ offices. Finally met Doctor (Sixth Doctor in my list) Radiology expert. He told me, he sent me to doctor for second opinion and the chain never ended there and it is not for Surgery but their opinions purpose. He advised me to go home and take rest is the only remedy. After that get up, do not carry weights and if at all need to carry, carry with both hands equally. After 10 days of bedrest, opted for wheelchair in the airports in India and the USA and returned to the USA.
What is shocking to me is, getting Doctor degree in the USA is very difficult for Indians/Indian standards but do not know how come some of the Indian doctors in the USA passed medicine and doing absolutely wrong treatments without knowing the basics or do not even attempt to see the root cause of the issue.
Fourth Doctor(American): Rushed to Spine specialist in the USA and the Doctor (Sixth Doctor in my list) are BEST and rest of them either Indian or American no use and harm to the patients. In India, people are thinking that treatment in the USA is great and Doctors in the USA are great etc.
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Within an hour of a war declaration, Russian artillery and tanks moved into interior parts of Ukraine for a full fledged invasion.
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West is covered
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Silk board will prevent access from the south.
Hebbal flyover will keep the northern invasion route choked
Thank you, BBMP, for protecting us from Russian invasions!!!
Why do Indians prefer Ukraine?
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