House Calls

SUM 2017

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P H O T O G R A P H ( D R . G I L L ) B Y M A R G R E T W O O D CECIL DYE, 76 Hollywood DIAGNOSIS: Lower back strain and dislocated rib (diagnosed in summer 2016) SYMPTOMS: Pain in my right lower back, right rib area, and collar bone. These, as it turned out, had been caused by a fall several months earlier. It seemed as though nothing was wrong, but over several months the pain in my rib area and collar bone increased to level six or seven and restricted my movement so much that I had to stop playing golf and stop riding my mountain bike. TREATMENT: Collar bone and rib replacement, plus two to three weeks of physical therapy including joint mobilizations and exercise instruction. OUTCOME: Eight months after the fall I was able to practice my golf swing then gradually worked back into a painless swing. Today I am going to the gym regularly and feel strong and flexible. I turn 77 in July and, thanks to the medical testing and physical therapy, I am happy and healthy. 28 { summer 2017 } h o u s e c a l l s

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