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    Sorry Tina I didn't see your question. As far as...

    Sorry Tina I didn't see your question. As far as I know, they isn't a ulnar nerve surgery for this hand. Mine isn't trapped at the elbow. It is coming from the cervical. I see the neurosurgeon on the...
  2. Hi again, Ed is a good source of information. He...

    Hi again, Ed is a good source of information. He is so correct about the osteoporosis and possibly of fracture. The question on the hip is so true. My PT says in a lot of cases the hip breaks and...
  3. Hi Ginny, it is a big decision for sure. I am not...

    Hi Ginny, it is a big decision for sure. I am not familiar with everything you mentioned in your post but I think Mayo is a good place for health care.
    My pain management doctor was telling me...
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    According to the neurologist , she thought it was...

    According to the neurologist , she thought it was in the elbow, but the test proved there isn't any pinched nerve in the elbow. She most definitely checked. She then said it was coming from the neck....
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    I did message the neurosurgeon and he Sent me for...

    I did message the neurosurgeon and he Sent me for a EMG. Well I am not surprised but it shows enough of an abnormal reading that the neurologist thought I had a nerve entrapment at the elbow. That...
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    Hello and hope you can find your answer. The only...

    Hello and hope you can find your answer. The only test I know of that you haven't mentioned is a myelogram. I have a condition called arachnoiditis, it is similar for me and is only manageable but...
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    I have updated my signature but I had to leave...

    I have updated my signature but I had to leave some of the procedures out. But most of it is there.
    I don't go back to the surgeon until March 15. He did say to call or send a message if there is...
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    I hope everyone is doing well. I remember reading...

    I hope everyone is doing well. I remember reading most of these posts years ago. It was so very helpful.
    Scoliosis is just something we have to deal with.
    It is so nice that most people do really...
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    Hi Ed, I will try to write all of it in a post...

    Hi Ed, I will try to write all of it in a post but remember for some reason I can't email you direct. Yours seems to be working and mine is working but I guess the email accounts don't like each...
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    I continue to do well. It is still a balance...

    I continue to do well. It is still a balance struggle and the right hand is also still an issue..
    I did manage to change part of my signature. It wouldn't let me post everything. It was too long....
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    I am doing well. Still have a balance issue but...

    I am doing well. Still have a balance issue but it is improving. All I hope is that now my hand function will improve
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    I think most people do well. I was on a one year...

    I think most people do well. I was on a one year check up protocol. It was an easy check up.
    For me other things happened.
    We will see this time
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    The reports I get are on paper not on the disc....

    The reports I get are on paper not on the disc. They may be on the disc after a disc is requested later but not when you get a disc at the time the test was done. The radiologist hasn't read it yet. ...
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    Tina the only graphs I know of is the degree...

    Tina the only graphs I know of is the degree measurements the orthopaedic of neurosurgeon uses in assessing scoliosis.
    A lot of surgeons like to do there own.
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    Any time I have had any type of test like a...

    Any time I have had any type of test like a myelogram, the only records are the disc and report. Since the test results are yours , you can request your own copy.
    I have learned to ask for a copy...
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    Great videos. There is also a video on a spinal...

    Great videos. There is also a video on a spinal cord stimulator by my physician, Dr. Adam Young. He isn't at Rush location now but is practicing in Morton Grove, Illinois.
    So Tina, if you can get...
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    I am not sure where you can travel to but the Dr....

    I am not sure where you can travel to but the Dr. Ed recommended is a great recommendation. You can look up his videos. Also, my doctor is Adam Young. He is in Illinois also. He has multiple videos...
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    Ed has a lot of good information. Just to add...

    Ed has a lot of good information. Just to add that I have had multiple problems. So consider the additional levels.
    Also, at this time there is the virus to add an additional level of concern.
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    I am sure Linda knows. But also these surgeries...

    I am sure Linda knows. But also these surgeries are long and everyone needs to step away sometime. I couldn't imagine staying in one spot for 14 hours.
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    Karen it is great to hear that you have done...

    Karen it is great to hear that you have done well. So much to be grateful for. Jackie
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    different things can show on a scan but the scan...

    different things can show on a scan but the scan has to cover that area.
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    i tried to attach new xrays but couldn' because...

    i tried to attach new xrays but couldn' because they were too large how do you make them smaller
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    Tina, I think tumors will show. I've had scans...

    Tina, I think tumors will show. I've had scans that show growths(benign) in my thyroid. So I would think a good quality of scan would show a growth in the spine. I don't think a nerve impact is...
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    I do think some problems are complex. It can be a...

    I do think some problems are complex. It can be a multiple of things that present a certain way. While it is hard to focus on a day by day health issue, maybe a daily diary can help. Also, I have...
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    Yes the orthopaedic knew about the arachnoiditis...

    Yes the orthopaedic knew about the arachnoiditis diagnosis but he did not believe in it. When he expressed that, I just felt that everyone is entitled to an opinion. But there wasn't another...
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