Pamela I'm so happy you made it through the MRI. But you do need the shoulder MRI. Evaluate the whole package as I call it. Results might of sucked but at least you can go from here and hopefully receive the treatment formed for you alone. Some relief might come from this.
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Pamela, Pamela, Pamela
I really feel for you and those MRI results...I had one done last month and the NP told me what it said but I'll wait until I hear from my Dr. on my next appt. before I worry.
What is going on with all the moves? I bet that is stressful as all get out!!
So, what are you and your Dr. going to do about your cervical problems? No surgery I see...is that because you don't want it or they don't want to do it? I haven't had anything wrong with my neck yet, and I hope I never do...that really freaks me out...
Let me know how you are doing girl...
We are all in the same boat...unfortunatley it seems like it's sinking...
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Herniated disc do not always mean surgery, thank god for that. So many factors they take into consideration before being given the surgery option. The situation with your neck may stay as it is, its even possible to get better or down the road it could get worse. But, those are just possibilities , it does not mean any of it will happen. I hope now you can settle down now that you do know you have a problem with your neck. Now, you know why you have pain and need medication for the pain and no the pain was not imagined. For as long as you have had neck pain this is probably been your problem all along. Physcial therapy may not be any good for you at this point since this has gone on for so long. Talk to your and see what he recommends.
I do suugest that you get the MRI done of your shoulder, Better to be safe than sorry. The neck is a crazy thing, it can cause terrible shoulder pain, but something else within the shoulder could be going on too. So, with this in mind, I would get it scheduled ASAP and get it over with. If the MRI comes out normal, then no more guessing and stressing over the shoulder and you will definetly know its all coming from the neck. If something shows, then just like the neck, you will know what the problem is and take care of it. No one can or will ever force a patient into any surgery.
When I fell off the back of our motorcycle I landed on both elbows to try and break the fall since I did not have a helmet on. I was trying to protect my head. I went into a roll once I hit the black top and rolled into a ditch. I screwed up my right shoulder and caused impingement. I nearly lost the use of my right arm for quite awhile. I had alot of scar tissue to build up and it was in the wrong places and made it very painfull. I could not hold a fork, hair dryer, curling iron, shift gears in the jeep, nothing. It was explained to me when I made the wrong arm movement, it was like my muscle was suppose to be on the top shelf but unstead was down on the bottom shelf. Boy, did it ever deal me misry. I still have alot of problems with it, sometimes its like a nagging toothache, but I just deal with it.
The neuropathy in my hands is from the that fall and landing on the elbows. I injured the ulnar nerve in both arms and refused surgery for both arms. I had so much scar tissue to build up in the wrong places. Now, I could kick myself for being pigheaded. My strength is gone, I have alot numbness in the hands its permament now, so it the nerve damage, too late for surgery waited too long. We need our hands just like the rest of our parts. The point of telling you this is simple, don't always reject the surgical option because you may pay for it in the long run, I sure have every stinking day.
So, don't let the MRI results on that neck bum you out-you have sort of known all along that something was going on there, so it was really no big surprise. Now you know and you can live with herniated disc and no one is forcing any surgery on you. Thats not bad news after all kid. See ya later. Susie
I'm so glad you had your MRI done and read to you. The only problem I'm having w/ this senarrio is that your pain Dr. told you what he saw> Is he qualified to read an MRI? I know mine (pain dr.) wasn't, he just read the report that the MRI tech wrote and told me I had to see a surgeon right away. Then the surgeon he sent me to who was an ortho-surgeon told me to have physical theropy! Remember? It was only when I saw the wizkid neuro-surgeon who ordered a new MRI did I hear anything about surgery. I like you had so much P.T. prior to then I knew more wasn't going to help me at all! Then when My neuro guy told me I was lucky I didn't do the P.T. because it would have made things much worse I was pissed! Maybe you should have a qualified Neuro Surgeon look at your MRI's. Also, at first my Doc told me he was going to do a tripple fusion because I had 4 herniated disks but changed his mind remember? Then he only fused the worst one. He said the same thing that someday I may need to get them fixed but right now, they were not causing any big problems! By the way, I also had a curve in my neck, who knew? I hope you don't get depressed over all this, I'm proud of you for getting this far and now get that shoulder done. That reminds me, my shoulder was killing me and the ortho surgeon told me it probably wasn't neck-nerve related! He said it was probably bersidis or aurthridis! Boy was he wrong, he never even mentioned the big bone spur which was causing all my problems! I just hate so many doctors!!! Thank God there are some good ones still around> just hard to find!
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Didn't you say the scoliosis is in your neck? If so, it would have been in the report from the MRI since they did the cervical area. What was said about it in the report, did they give the degree of the curvature, I don't think you mentioned it. Like I told you before, I have it in my back and it showed on plain films and the MRI. Its very common in people. Like I told ya before, the ones I know that have surgery for scoliosis are the young people born with it and the curvature is out so many degrees, then they will do surgery to correct it. I think we have a young guy on here that had it as a child that had surgery at a young age. Shoot, having a senora moment, can't remember his name, I am sure he could enlighten all of us on this subject.
I am still trying to find a place on my leg to do my Humira shot.lol I am too chicken to give it in the stomach. I had those shots in the stomach when I was in the hospital with cellulitis, it was to prevent blood clots and they hurt like hell in the stomach, fat and all lol.
When it rains it pours, speaking of, we had an unexpected hailstorm last night. Some was the size of a quarter, the rest pea size. Oh, it sounded terrible. I grabbed a hoodie and ran out back for my big plastic tall bucket and then ran to the front door bucket in hand to cover my peony bush that I transplanted. I have nine blooms that have just started forming and I did not want the plant damaged by hail. Went out this morning to check it and it survived just fine with the bucket,lol.