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#1 Hum

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 17:07

JACKSON, TN — A woman filed a complaint with the Tennessee Department of Health after she said a doctor told her that her back pain was caused by her ‘ghetto booty.’ :rofl:

“I think I blacked out after he said ‘ghetto booty.’ I think my mind was just stuck on the phrase because I couldn’t believe he said that,” said Terry Ragland, 55.

Ragland said she had been to the doctor’s office several times before, but this was the first time she had seen this particular doctor.

The doctor ordered x-rays for her, then returned with the diagnosis.

Ragland said she complained to the office manager, who apologized. Then, a few weeks later she received a letter from Dr. Timothy Sweo himself.

In the letter, Dr. Sweo said, “I was trying to take technical conversation regarding your lower back and make it less technical.”

The letter offended Ragland, though, because she felt he didn’t believe she had enough intellect to understand his more technical explanation of her lower back pain. Dr. Sweo said Ragland has lumbar lordosis, which is a fancy name for the curve of the lower spine that makes the buttocks protrude more.

He said there is no cure for lumbar lordosis, but told her he could give her something for the pain.

“It’s not endearing. It’s not loving. It’s not a compliment. It’s wrong in every aspect and it’s very demeaning,” Ragland said.

Dr. Sweo did not want to be interviewed on camera, but said, “I think I do understand why her feelings were hurt but I don’t understand what’s offensive about it.”

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#2 moloko

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 17:21

I think it is funny.  He could of said she had a PHAT ass .



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 17:28

He could of told he to lose weight. Then what would she have done?



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 17:34

Girl listen, you just have junk in the trunk. That's the reason your back hurts.



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 17:39

 

He could of told he to lose weight. Then what would she have done?

 

Some years ago now my sister-in-law complained about her pain in her knees and that is what the doctor told her, If she would lose weight they wouldn't bother her so much, she was p...ed off big time, so that is unlikely to have made much difference. She would have complained anyway.

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 17:41

I'm so amazed at how many black women have these Big butts, and they dress to flaunt it. but when a doctor makes a comment.. oh.. the insensitivity! the shame! 



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 17:53

I'm so amazed at how many black women have these Big butts, and they dress to flaunt it. but when a doctor makes a comment.. oh.. the insensitivity! the shame! 

not all black woman have and not all black woman like to "flaunt it", like you said. Also you don't know if this particular woman did that, do you? Generalizing much?



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 01:46

What does a ghetto booty look like exactly?



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 02:21

MFW+title+_5f3ec2278540b12c9c9e7780c0b48



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 02:31

nvm

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 17:21

What does a ghetto booty look like exactly?

Search for 'poRn'. :p ... or maybe Oprah.

 

 

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 17:27

LOL, that's been the way I explained my issues for years xD my back/bum is shaped that way and while it isn't the direct cause of my problems (I was injured at work in 2006) it certainly has exacerbated the problem. It puts more pressure on the base of the spine and the sacrum, and the nerves that come out from those areas. Causes a lot of muscle pain and spasms in the area around there, especially if I am sitting or standing still for too long. When moving it's fine.

 

Anyway, damn, people are so easily offended.
 

“I think I blacked out after he said ‘ghetto booty.’ I think my mind was just stuck on the phrase because I couldn’t believe he said that,” said Terry Ragland, 55.

 

What the hell happened to laughing and rolling with it? I'd never dream of even being upset about this, let alone trying to sue. I seriously don't understand people like this.

 

He could of told he to lose weight. Then what would she have done?

Actually, she may not be overweight. Being so definitely make this issue worse, but it has more to do with the shape of the spine and how pronounced the curve in the small of the back is. I'm not overweight but I still have problems due to it. Imagine the spine as a spring, now if you bend that spring a little, there is some tension on the inner curve and the coils are pressed together. Now bend it more and they are REALLY pressed together. That's the root of the issue.



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 17:35

Anyway, damn, people appear so easily offended if they smell they may be able to get some money out of it

There you go, corrected it for you :laugh:



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 17:40

^Yeah, see that's even worse. I hate people >.<



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 17:54

Anyway, damn, people are so easily offended.

 

What the hell happened to laughing and rolling with it? I'd never dream of even being upset about this, let alone trying to sue. I seriously don't understand people like this.

I've wondered this too, many times. It's like the entire world has suddenly lost it's sense of humor.