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"I went to The Princess Alexandra Hospital with back pain and went home with painkillers."

About: The Princess Alexandra Hospital

(as the patient),

I had massive pain in my back due to massage.

I was unable to move my right hand and neck. There was continuous pain. I went to GP. She told me to take pain killers ibuprofen. During night around 11 PM, my cousin took me to The Princess Alexandra Hospital, Woolloongabba. I understood there were few beds but reserved for ambulance emergencies. When I start vomiting I was put me on drip and asked what happened. I told them whole story. After 2-3 hours a physio came in and told me that I got rotator cuff. I was discharged with painkillers and recommended for physio. I asked for Xray and MRI. Triage nurse told me the waiting for Xray is 3 months and MRI is 6 months. She advised get it done privately.

Next day I went to GP again and asked her to recommend me to some Neurologist. I got my MRI done from Wesley Hospital. It shows space in my cervical discs T3-T4 which resulted in tripping of nerves and hence pain in my neck and shoulder. I was totally shocked. I went to a neurologist in Brisbane. He appeared to me to be in a state of shock with Princess Alexandra's apparent diagnosis and MRI.

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