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    The gunbelt I use is called a Mechanics Belt. Been using the same one for about 6 years now and still in great shape. They have no buckle but instead they use a inside hook latch system at the buckle site. Not for everyone but for me it's a winner! I don't have a link for them but you can google and check it out.

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    no pain from waist band carry, but cannot use any kind of shoulder holster even with the lightest of J frames.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davevabch View Post
    Keithdog,try and feel your back where it hurts. Let me know if you feel a knot. Like a lump. If you cannot feel it yourself, get someone else to go over your back and see if they feel a lump or knot. If you feel you have one (muscle knot) let me know by PM. It will most likely be on the side that you carry.
    No, I don't feel anything out of the norm. I know my chiropractor who I last saw a few weeks ago said my spine was in good alignment. He never mentioned any kind of lump.
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    Might have to go to a Murse.
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    You're a lucky man, Dave. Some people don't do as well as you did following back surgery. And of course, some forms of chronic back pain such as arthritis are degenerative. For those folks, surgery may not be effective, PT can only slow down the process . . . not stop it, and some of the most popular drugs on the market used to treat back pain are potentially lethal.

    In the final analysis, anyone who acts as their own physician in diagnosing and treating their back pain has a fool for a patient.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davevabch View Post
    Most people in sports are not fools.
    Most people in sports aren't the average age of those who post here, Dave. And professional athletes have access to physicians who regularly keep track of their physical conditions. So I will absolutely, positively, continue to stick with what I said:

    Anyone who acts as their own physician in diagnosing and treating their back pain has a fool for a patient.

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    Many years ago I hurt my ankle on a cheater bar, digging out a tree stump. Immediate swelling and the nest day all swelling gone. But the ankle nagged me for some time. Went to orthopedic Dr. and x-ray showed I stretched a tendon around the inside of my ankle.

    My crack physician told me--It might get better, it might get worse, or it could stay the same. I said you spent 8 years in med school to figure that out? I've never been to med school and had those 3 options figured out before I got there. He then said, I can do surgery on Friday if i wanted it. I told him I'd get back with him on that. 2 years later the pain went away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lws380 View Post
    Many years ago I hurt my ankle on a cheater bar, digging out a tree stump. Immediate swelling and the nest day all swelling gone. But the ankle nagged me for some time. Went to orthopedic Dr. and x-ray showed I stretched a tendon around the inside of my ankle.

    My crack physician told me--It might get better, it might get worse, or it could stay the same. I said you spent 8 years in med school to figure that out? I've never been to med school and had those 3 options figured out before I got there. He then said, I can do surgery on Friday if i wanted it. I told him I'd get back with him on that. 2 years later the pain went away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ETS View Post
    See--------Drs. Know Best!
    Or not. I had a gall bladder attack before I moved to Washington State. My doctor sent me to a specialist who recommended that I have my gall bladder removed. I said I'd think it over. At least two years have passed since then, I still have my gall bladder, and I haven't had another attack since the first one.

    Doctor's don't know everything, of course. But they know more than I do. And refusing to obtain their advice doesn't make a whole lot of sense. What I do with their advice, however, is up to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davevabch View Post
    So a guy that get a slight strain is a fool if does not rush to a Doctor?
    Come on, dave. You know what I'm talking about. If someone doesn't have enough common sense to know when they should seek medical advice, there's not much I or anybody else can do for them.
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