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86. A Strange Case

I had a guy bouncing around clinics for probably years, if not decades, with nonspecific back pain. It affects millions of patients so the typical thing is, rest, stretch, ice, maybe over the counter meds, and go about your life.

Well when he got to us, he mentioned he never had any imaging. So we do just a regular x-ray of his back.

Sure enough, there’s a small caliber bullet lodged near where the rib meets his spinal column. Apparently, he had been near a drive-by shooting decades ago and was shot, but thought he just cut his back while jumping over something to get cover and never had it checked out.

Never had expected an incident bullet, probably never see one again.



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