I see you looked at both the reports and I for one think this is the beginning of a great start for cp patients, at least they acknowledge that trying to fix what is injured is the first place to go.
After that, when all has been done to fix(I am trying to find a better word than fix), at least let us be given the medications needed to have some quality of life.
In 1989 my injury was called a pulled muscle at the emergency room. As time went on my doctor (gp) sent me to any and all doctors he could think of, neurosurgeons, orthopedics, physical therapy, even accupuncture as he was a very enlightened doctor.
At various times I had mri, ct scan, and still no one said surgery, its not like I wanted it, but I certainly wanted the increasing pain to stop. By 1998, I saw a neurosurgeon, at an office I had been to already, just saw a different neuro. this his words to me were, "you waited to long to have surgery, I will do a lumbar laminectomy, but it probably wont word". I had the surgery, he was right it did not work.
As time went on, pain and more injuries-diseases like fibromyalgia, neuropathy, shingles, etc.
I truly believe a incorrect diagnosis brought me to where I am today. Unfortunatley, its done 1989 and the er that I went to no longer exist.
I am so glad they are finally doing more to get the help that is needed. I think that report HeatherLynn put up was very useful and I think you also feel it was, I saw in one post where you referred back to it.
Well I just wanted to let you know, I am glad you got from it what I got from it.
Hope you are feeling well, take care of yourself
degenerative disc disease, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, neuropathy, lumbar laminectomy july 1998 no help, rechargeable neurostimulator unit low right back w/lead wires to left side and right leg unit not working just sitting there.i am 57 years young in may will turn 58. i have 2 grown daughters, 25 and 29. i have 2 grandchildren, 9 year old grandaughter and 5 yr. old grandson