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Forum: New Member Introductions 05-08-2017, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,729
Posted By Gorrito
Hi. Isn't radiculopathy considered to be a form...

Hi. Isn't radiculopathy considered to be a form of pain??
I am pretty sure my surgeon did some work on parts of bone when he was in there for my ADR. That being said, some people think bone dust...
Forum: The Naturopathic Corner 04-25-2017, 12:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 13,212
Posted By Gorrito
FYI. High levels of potassium can be cardiac...

FYI. High levels of potassium can be cardiac toxic and fatal.
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-07-2017, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,305
Posted By Gorrito
good luck

Hi. I am 46 and opted to have a 2 level ADR for my cervical spine problems. I am glad that I did. The condition was basically fixed by this and I am so thankful to not have the awful symptoms I...
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-06-2017, 10:24 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 29,387
Posted By Gorrito
Isn't Plaquenil an anti-malaria drug?? So you...

Isn't Plaquenil an anti-malaria drug??
So you never tried steroids?
Are you in the US? Have you consulted w/ any surgeons yet?
And the last MRI is 11 months old? You need a new one.
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-05-2017, 02:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 29,387
Posted By Gorrito
Failed trials of oral steroids? Gabapentin or...

Failed trials of oral steroids? Gabapentin or other similar neuropathic pain meds?
Forum: The Big File 02-14-2017, 02:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,729
Posted By Gorrito
Pain comes and goes. But if you develop constant...

Pain comes and goes. But if you develop constant numbness (lack of sensation) or weakness, those are usually indications for surgery. Numbness that is constant can be permanent if left alone...
Forum: The Big File 02-06-2017, 10:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,729
Posted By Gorrito
This is a recent MRI report, right? It seems a...

This is a recent MRI report, right? It seems a little unusual in that it does not read as sounding too bad. Most radicular type nerve pain is nerve root pain and the roots go through the foramina...
Forum: New Member Introductions 01-24-2017, 11:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 13,797
Posted By Gorrito
Bob The newest symptoms you are reporting...

Bob

The newest symptoms you are reporting might be enough for some to consider treatment. Pain can be horrible, sometimes it goes away with time. There is a theory that the pain is caused by a...
Forum: New Member Introductions 01-23-2017, 09:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 13,797
Posted By Gorrito
I did not ask details. I was comfortable w/ him...

I did not ask details. I was comfortable w/ him saying that he saw where there are issues and he was going to try to fix them.
Forum: New Member Introductions 01-23-2017, 05:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 13,797
Posted By Gorrito
My surgeon said he would trim osteophytes and...

My surgeon said he would trim osteophytes and widen the neural foramen too during my ADR surgery. This surgeon is different from the one who did my first more minor procedure in 2015. That 1st...
Forum: New Member Introductions 01-22-2017, 10:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 13,797
Posted By Gorrito
one more thing

Sorry, but if the cord is flattened and weakened according to radiographic evidence, I think a chiropractic adjustment could be potentially dangerous. Has anyone told you to stop seeing a...
Forum: New Member Introductions 01-22-2017, 10:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 13,797
Posted By Gorrito
my $0.02

Bob that deep pain is typical of nerve pain. That is likely from the right C5, but the hand/finger numbness is likely from right C6. So you probably need that C5-6 discectomy but also may need the...
Forum: New Member Introductions 01-22-2017, 09:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 13,797
Posted By Gorrito
Not sure I agree

The report you copied says this: "SPINAL CORD: No change in small focus of hyperintense signal on the inversion-recovery and T2-weighted
images within the cord at C5-6, consistent with...
Forum: New Member Introductions 01-22-2017, 07:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 13,797
Posted By Gorrito
Report basically says the findings were there in...

Report basically says the findings were there in 2011. Why is someone now recommending surgery, or has it been recommended since 2011 or even before that?

Some US surgeons don't recommend ADR...
Forum: New Member Introductions 01-07-2017, 12:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,035
Posted By Gorrito
Fathub are you saying that a 2 week rest after 2...

Fathub are you saying that a 2 week rest after 2 level ADR is on average not enough time?

I have found little info on people being able to return to work at sedentary jobs.

Nerves take a long...
Forum: New Member Introductions 01-06-2017, 10:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,035
Posted By Gorrito
Well I submitted FMLA to miss 9 work days. My...

Well I submitted FMLA to miss 9 work days. My 1st day back will be light. I do wish I had extended the time more, but it can't change now unless there is a dramatic complication of my surgery...
Forum: New Member Introductions 01-06-2017, 08:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,035
Posted By Gorrito
Yes I know! He said some people who absolutely...

Yes I know! He said some people who absolutely need to work can go back. But it sounded pretty unreasonable. What do I know?
Forum: New Member Introductions 01-05-2017, 11:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,035
Posted By Gorrito
Saw my surgeon today and consented to surgery. ...

Saw my surgeon today and consented to surgery. Strangely enough he said he had people go back to work even a day after surgery. Because this will be a 2 level ADR he recommends admitting me to stay...
Forum: New Member Introductions 01-04-2017, 09:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,035
Posted By Gorrito
Hello

Hello,

I am a 46 year old man who will undergo a 2 level ADR on Monday 01/09/17. I wish that I had found this organization and forum sooner, but better late than never I suppose.

I am...
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