Fillers An unusual occurrence

“I can't turn my car to the left”

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7133.786 (Published 07 March 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:786
  1. Michael Oliver, emeritus professor in cardiology
  1. London

    “When I turn the car sharply to the left I feel a sort of grating in my back. The problem is that there is an acute turn to the left from my rough little road into the main road.” This intelligent, 54 year old woman had no other complaints or comments, except that “it occurs so often now that I have decided to turn to the right out of my road and go in the opposite direction for a few hundred yards, then reverse into a drive way and turn back in the direction I wanted to go. It is not painful and the grating stops as soon as I straighten up the car. …

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