Thanks for this link.
The spinal doctor thought he'd solved the entire mystery and i must admit he could describe most of my problems from the shoulders up to include a jab i get in right side of my head. He says its moderate to severe on left side of spine and severe encroachment on right side. I was most surely hoping that he knew of a surgery but he said that in my case, no. It would have to be injections with pain medicine and he felt that he could remove 80% of my pain.
I returned on second injection to ask him if it could/would affect my legs, the answer was no.
I continued on to the last hospital with them aware of all of this. They said this didn't negate Ms and that it wasnt good to blame one on the other (didnt know asking was), and that they agreed with his decisions.
After 3rd injection it really did remove alot of pain. I'm going to have to look at my calendar to see how long its been (doesn't seem that long) but he did say it could be done every 6 months if needed.
I thought at the time, id not need it that often for sure...now i dont know.
My local neuro i believe, thinks of MS and doesn't really remind himself of the other condition although ive made him aware of it several times.
I'm glad you posted this when you did, because ill be sure to remind him and possibly he and the other doctor could talk?
So i guess wondering about pain medicine can be as simple as looking at this one only without even adding the other. As it was done in that order.
If ever you hear of any new things that may be developed for helping this, pls let me know.
Id give anything almost...(not my little child lol)..to not have both.
I recieved my own renal reports back that i sent off for. They'd already ruled out alot of this (bad docs) things during their study and it says
Non neprhotic protienura, previous insult resolving
So maybe taking this to him will lighten his fear up.
P.S. I have had second opinions on surgery and at this time have been told im inoperable. This has been in the local area only.
I've thought of going to the spine specialist at the larger hopsital, i dont know if id be wasting my time and his or if there might be something that could be done, that the doctors around here are afraid to attempt.
Every day brings us closer to what we reach for .........in all things.