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ladybug44r
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   Posted 4/15/2008 12:38 PM (GMT -7)   
a blown disc.  I know I degenerated disc. Don't know for how long though. I was dx about 7 years ago. Now along with FM I have been having reg. pain in lower back and numbness in my legs when I lay down. Plus I can't control my bladder. I talked to a couple of chiroprators today and one mentioned Blown Disc. Also I have bruising in m a couple of my toes. Wondering if that could be related?
 
How would I know if I have it? I do have appointment with chiroprator tomorrow.
 
Veronica
DX Fibro 12/31/07   Guess I can put the rest dx
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PAlady
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   Posted 4/15/2008 1:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Ladybug,
You are mentioning some potentially serious symptoms - especially lack of bladder control. My advice - and I'm not a doc - I would not let a chiropractor work on you until you've had a thorough work-up by a specialist, likely a neurologist. The bruising in your toes is also not something to ignore. The only way most of these issues can be identified is by tests such as an MRI, and i wouldn't let your chiro order anything like X-rays. Do you have a specialist that you see - a neurologist or neurosurgeon (a surgeon might tend toward surgery too quickly, but still could do the necessary testing)? Depending on your insurance, you may need to see your PCP first. Either way, I'd hold off on additional chiropractic manipulations because they could potentialy cause more damage.

Good luck!
PaLady

ladybug44r
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   Posted 4/15/2008 2:54 PM (GMT -7)   
I talked to couple of Chir. one I had gone to for years and he said something about it might be my disc. My reg. dr didin't really think alot about any of this when I talked to her. I go see a neurologist the end of May. Because I've had amini stroke not sure when just showed up on last MRI this past Oct.

I mostly want ex-rays on my back to make sure of some things.

Veronica
DX Fibro 12/31/07   Guess I can put the rest dx
PSTD  Bi Polar 2/04  Depression most of my life  IBS
RX Amitriptylin 25mg
 
God gives doesn't give us more than we can handle. So this too shall pass.

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