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    I've seen a slew of doctors, orthopedic spine and...

    I've seen a slew of doctors, orthopedic spine and neurological. Since the hardware in my back prevents a clear MRI, I think it's something in the spine that they just can't see. I'm still going to...
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    Yup, of course it's the dominant hand. Mine...

    Yup, of course it's the dominant hand. Mine wasn't. I have atrophied muscle, but it's on the hand between the thumb and the forefinger. I keep hoping to see it come back at least a little.

    Do you...
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    I had a problem with my ulnar nerve causing...

    I had a problem with my ulnar nerve causing numbness in some fingers. My elbow was operated on because of it. I guess yours starts at the neck?
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    Louise, I'm going through a similar thing with...

    Louise, I'm going through a similar thing with neurological problems developing after surgery. I've posted about this before. I had fusion surgery in 2019. Nearly all of my back is fused. I had some...
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    I hate to rain on your parade, but do the kids...

    I hate to rain on your parade, but do the kids play sports in masks? They certainly don't socially distance.
  6. Thread: It's About Time

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    Why is a mattress topper important? What will it...

    Why is a mattress topper important? What will it do for you?
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    It's bad enough to be having surgery but it's...

    It's bad enough to be having surgery but it's nerve-wracking to have to drive to the hospital on the day in a blizzard. I had to drive my husband for a heart procedure in a storm. It was early...
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    Your head and neck are in a better position?

    Your head and neck are in a better position?
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    Activity or the lack thereof is contagious. If a...

    Activity or the lack thereof is contagious. If a forum is active people come back, if it's not, most give up. And of course they initially show up when they need support the most and slack off when...
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    How are you doing, Jackie?

    How are you doing, Jackie?
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    Glad to hear some people are doing well. How...

    Glad to hear some people are doing well. How often do you long-timers have checkups with your surgeons (or is it with some other doctor after so many years)?

    It would really help to hear from you...
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    If you stick around you might make new forum...

    If you stick around you might make new forum friends.
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    Jackie, according to his office person, the new...

    Jackie, according to his office person, the new surgeon I'm going to see had been sent "fluoroscopic images from the myelogram" but he hasn't got "the CT myelogram itself" and he wants it. She wrote...
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    Another difficulty. The spine surgeon I'm going...

    Another difficulty. The spine surgeon I'm going to see received my disc with the myelogram images from another hospital and he should also have received a report.

    That's not enough, he wants...
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    Thanks for all the recommendations for doctors....

    Thanks for all the recommendations for doctors. The ones you have mentioned would require long-distance travel for me. I live in an area that other people usually travel to when it comes to medical...
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    What do the negative reviews of Dr. Lenke say...

    What do the negative reviews of Dr. Lenke say about the greatest scoliosis surgeon in the world? That his operations didn't cure their problem or even worse, that he didn't respond to patients'...
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    Was your co-worker still on a walker the second...

    Was your co-worker still on a walker the second time you saw him, after he recovered from Guillain-Barre?

    Is that a disease people often recover from spontaneously?



    Any particular reason...
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    Wise answers. I had two surgeons for my...

    Wise answers.

    I had two surgeons for my surgery. What does a second surgeon do? In a video I recall seeing two people manipulating a spine while getting the rods attached, making sure everything...
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    Hope and patience are great but it's not good if...

    Hope and patience are great but it's not good if it takes so long to find a cause that the damage becomes permanent.



    I saw a folded woman three years ago. Her head was bent toward the ground...
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    I was thinking of asking the neurologists for...

    I was thinking of asking the neurologists for more tests, there must be others. But he made it sound like he had done all he could. He did schedule another appointment with me, maybe to see if I got...
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    What format are they in? If they are bmp...

    What format are they in?

    If they are bmp picture files they will be large files, but you can edit them and change the format to jpg or something similar that is smaller ("save as").
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    So could it be that there could be a tumor or...

    So could it be that there could be a tumor or something similar rather far away from the spine that hasn't been seen by chance on a scan targeting my spine? And could something like this cause...
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    Tumors will show in an MRI or CT scan if they are...

    Tumors will show in an MRI or CT scan if they are on or adjacent to the areas you are checking out, but what if they are elsewhere in the body? Will they accidentally show in a scan of the spine?
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    I had a myelogram, it showed nothing wrong, but I...

    I had a myelogram, it showed nothing wrong, but I was wondering if nerves can be impinged upon elsewhere in the body, away from the spine, that could cause my leg problems. And if so, how would you...
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    Can it be something as simple as a screw in the...

    Can it be something as simple as a screw in the wrong place sticking out or even a tumor somewhere that could be causing back pain and/or nerve issues?

    Would the MRIs that I have had all over my...
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