A middle-aged Tennessee woman wants an apology from a doctor who used ghetto slang to explain the cause of her lower back pain.
In an interview with CBS affiliate WERG in Memphis, Terry Ragland, 55, said she went to see Dr. Timothy Sweo in April for treatment of severe lower back pain.
“It’s one of those things where my hip seems to slip, like it’s slipping out of place a little bit. It’s painful when you get up to go walk it kind of slips, you know,” said Ragland, explaining her painful condition.
Dr. Sweo examined Ragland and diagnosed her with Lumbar Lordosis, a painful inward curvature of the lower spine that causes the tailbone to protrude outward.
“He said ‘I know what the problem is. It’s ghetto booty,’” said Ragland. "I think I blacked out after he said 'ghetto booty,'" she recalled.