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   Posted 12/12/2005 10:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone i have lupus so i am normaly on that site, but i have just come back from seeing my nero for the results of my mri on my spine he says my spine is crumbling and i have to see a spine specialist in january. has anyone got any info on what he is talking about. thanks carolferxx

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   Posted 12/12/2005 11:37 AM (GMT -6)   
confused  "Crumbling"? confused
No other explanation but "crumbling"?  The only thing I can think he might be meaning is that the MRI showed degeneration of the discs?  Or osteoporosis?  HAve you either of these?
A spine specialist is a great idea...especially for a consult.  It will probably be a surgeon, a neurosurgeon.  If you seek one, you can always get more than one opinion.  Some docs get a little "scalpel happy" and are quick to rush you into sugery.  So yes, a spine specialist is needed, but be sure that you trust him/her and feel comfortable.  There are hospitals around the nation dedicated to spine surgeries and spinal health...might be worth looking into.
Are you in a lot of pain?
Good to hear from you Carolfer,  the best to you.
Write back soon.

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   Posted 12/12/2005 2:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the Arthritis Forum Carolfer... sorry to hear about your back... What exactly did your doctor say? I'm with Erin, that is an odd diagnosis... best of luck to you, let us know what happens! - Duck
Diagnosed January 2005 - Psoriatic Arthritis/Spondylitis
-Currently taking 50mg shot weekly of Enbrel

Diagnosed May 1998 - Graves Disease
-Complete Thyroidectomy September 1998 - While 11 weeks pregnant

Other Complications - GERD/Scoliosis/Hiatal Hernia/Graves Disease of the Eyes
Current Meds -  Enbrel/Prevacid/Synthroid
Past Meds - Inderal/PTU/Prednisone/Voltaren/Feldene/Mobic/Cortisone and Steroid Shots

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   Posted 12/12/2005 11:13 PM (GMT -6) you have a copy of your MRI report carolfer?? If so, write some of it here....perhaps we can break the code!
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