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Unread 11-21-2012, 08:47 AM   #11
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Hey Billy = Let me know what you find out at that visit, will you? I'd appreciate it. Thanks. Hugs, Lee
Be glad to. Not sure when i'll see her.One about the VAMC its a hurry up and wait.
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Unread 11-29-2012, 04:09 PM   #12
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Be glad to. Not sure when i'll see her.One about the VAMC its a hurry up and wait.
Just found out i'll be seeing a Neuromuscular Specialist on 12/7. Hopefully i can get some answers
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Unread 12-14-2012, 07:06 PM   #13
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Chronic loss of the L2-L5 vertebral body heights -- This is no doubt due to degenerative disc disease. This happens as we age, and everyone gets it. Some of us get it sooner than others. What happens is the discs dry out. When that happens the discs flatten, and then tend to bulge and/or herniate. When they flatten, so you lose disc height. You even become shorter as this continues since this is a degenerative disease.

At L1-2 - Moderate spinal canal stenosis & disc bulging. The stenosis is NOT due to discs bulging. The stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal column, putting pressure on nerve roots and can cause sciatica, etc.
Hypertrophy of the ligamentum Flavum -- that is overgrowth of a series of ligaments of hellow elastic tissue connectinglaminae of adjacent vertebrae from axis to sacrum. Right side foraminal narrowing -- the foramen is the hole in which the nerves pass thru to get to the spinal cord.

L3-4 - Disc bulge

L4-5 -Spinal canal stenosis, disc bulge, hypertrophy of ligamentum flavum, facet disease (Probably arthritis or osteoarthritis) and disc protrusion; mild narrowing of the lateral recess which may cause impingement of the L5 nerve root.

L5-S1 - with central to right disc protrusion and annular tear. An annular tear is the fluid filled sac that the disc sits in.

What is the plan of action that your Neurosurgeon suggests?? Since you have drop foot in both feet, what is he going to do? Have you gotten any other opinions? BEFORE you decide to undergo any surgery, get AT LEAST 2 more opinions, as surgery should be a LAST RESORT!!! Chances are good that physical therapy could help you immensely!!! Do NOT jump at okaying surgery before you have researched completely what the surgeon is going to do, and before you have gotten 2 more opinions, because surgery does NOT relieve pain. Surgery is ONLY to fix mechanical problems. Almost always, after surgery you are left with the same pain or worse. And you are never the same after surgery, so make sure you do your homework.

I wish you the very best. Please keep us posted on what happens, will you? We'd really like to know!! God bless and please take care. Hugs, Lee
I wish I had known about this forum almost a year ago. I wish I researched surgeons before seeing one and only saw one. I told the surgeon everything and he did nothing further and I could not see anyone else because I was an established patient of his. I feel like things were missed overlooked and now I have more problems I do not know, but due to his notes I am at a lost because no else wants to start anew with me. I had things tear/pull in neck and pul even straighter and more forward.
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Unread 12-14-2012, 11:24 PM   #14
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I wish I had known about this forum almost a year ago. I wish I researched surgeons before seeing one and only saw one. I told the surgeon everything and he did nothing further and I could not see anyone else because I was an established patient of his. I feel like things were missed overlooked and now I have more problems I do not know, but due to his notes I am at a lost because no else wants to start anew with me. I had things tear/pull in neck and pul even straighter and more forward.
ShannEL, this is a nice forum.You should diff try to see a differant doctor.
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Unread 12-14-2012, 11:46 PM   #15
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Well after spending about 2hrs + with a Neuromuscular Specialist.She seams to be pretty sharp.She said we may never know what started all this crap, but we will try our best to figure it out. #1 Shes contacting the labs that did my nerve & muscle biopsys and have them send her everything so her lab can look at everything.#2 12/20 new mri of my lumber & thoracic spine at diffferant angles.#3 new blood tests.vit B-6, B-12, copper,RPR, hemoglogin, immuno fixation, Serum Protein Electrophoresis, and another that shows how the blood clots at differant temperatures.And she talked about maybe another emg.
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