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Pain from a fall

I need help.  I'm finishing up "PT" for pain in in shoulder, neck and lower back.  My therapist told me a few weeks ago that when I rated my pain, I can't be a "10" cause that would mean he would have me in the hospital.  After him telling me that I just reply to his pain question with a level of pain at 8 or 9.  My problem is that I'm keeping a log of my daily pain and it is in my neck, left shoulder, shoulder blades, lower back, pain in both legs and numbness in feet and hands.  I go back to the doctor on 10/28, but I'm thinking since my "PT" did not believe me then the doctor won't either.  I'm in pain and need to know if others experience the same symptoms?
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Have you tried a chiropractor? After my car accident and PT failed to help my pain, I went to a chiropractor and was doing much better in just a few visits. Even now, 20 years after the accident, if I start having a lot of pain I go back and he fixes me right up! It sounds like you have a slipped disc or pinched nerves, and chiropractic is the just the thing for that.
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It is good that you are keeping a log of your daily pain. You think you'll remember, but when you get to the doctor, you always forget, so the daily log is very helpful. I agree a chiropractor might be better. I've been to physical therapists and chiropractors and the chiro seem to be more understanding to the pain. I have a very good PT, but he said the same thing to me when I told him my pain was a 10---he said I would be in the hospital. My answer to him---I have a high tolerance and I dont have the time or patience to go to doctors, so for me to be here, my pain is a 10.  Don't let any of them intimidate you.
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