Originally Posted by tshadow
I am completely unable to read all of your posts - for that I apologize ahead of time.
You may not have to meet every doctor, but depend on the stickey about doctors we've all compiled throughout the last 20 years.
A scalene test is NOT a remedy, but a DIAGNOSTIC test, to help the doctors try to figure out the enigmatic TOS.
I have TOS, then RSD, then diabetes, and now I question myasthenia gravis and a recent blow up of my arm, the ER doc is sure I have a rotator cuff injury.
So take a look at my thread on testing for TOS, I'll bump it up, if you want to read it.
God bless you.
the title of my thread is a little tongue in cheek.I currently do have good care but it took me a long time and wanted to document it for others in my area. Ive found to find a good dr,it often takes seeing several to determine what is right for you.
Much of it refers to my search for a good pt as I have had to see several pts and chiros before I found a good pt. Unfortunately that one is very far away and am now looking for a chiropractor since my pt visits have run out. and I paying out of pocket. Unfortunately I am finding that you have to try them out before you know if they are going to help you or not. My current pt says to only give someone 2 weeks to determine if it is working or not.
As with many, I had to meet a few dr's before I got the TOS diagnosis but eventually found one of the best in the Country- and he's very close to my house- Dr. Jordan. He is cash only so I have another dr. a little more alternative. Dr.J encouraged me to see all 3 surgeons here in L.A. to get their opinions. They all do first Rib Resection. I havent yet ventured out of my city for anymore opinions but I might if I decide to pursue surgery. I am still interested in seeing a Dr. who does Scalenctomy only.
I am well aware the Scalene test is diagnostic only, i was just not convinced it was positive even though the dr. says it was.as I did not have alot of pain B4 I did it and if it helped at all it was very breif (less than an hour) . if I decide to pursue surgery,I will repeat the Scalene block.
I alos have degenrative disc disease and spinal stenosis so it makes it more complicated about which diagnostic tests to do.
I have used the stickys (thats how I found my last pt)and have done a ton of research on my own. Quite a few of the dr's on the sticky thread are now retired or no longer in practice.
Which Dr. in Denver did you like the best and did you have surgery with either one of them?
I would like to take a look at your testing thread if you want to bump it up or paste it onto my Thread that would be great!