Good Morning Got An Appointment This Afternoon
Posted 08 October 2007 - 05:00 AM
Will post wht the doctor say's.
Posted 08 October 2007 - 05:39 AM
Posted 08 October 2007 - 09:26 AM
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Posted 08 October 2007 - 10:49 AM
1. No large disk herniation or central canal stenosis or cord compression.
2. Mild to moderate degenerative disk disease, spondylotic and uncovertebral hypertrophy at C3-4, C4-5, C5-6. C6-7 levels.
3. Above changes cause mild to moderate multilevel neural foraminal narrowing, greatest in C5-6 and left C6-7 Levels, mild central canal narrowing.
4. Straightening of hte C-spine can be seen in paitents with muscle spasm, no compression derformity or subluxation is seen.
He told me if my shoulder keeps up to call him next week and we will do another MRI. He seems to think it is my rotor cuff. He did give me a shot and some muscle relaxers. I he asked me if I wanted some sleeping pills, I told him no incase of something happening to my parents I wouldnt be able to wake up and help.
I am waiting for a call from a Pain clinic or doctor. If they dont call today I am to call in the morning and make an appointment, Dr, said they will help my neck. So that Is where I am at now. Thanks for all the lovely responses, I am so glad you all know and wunderstand what we go through each and every day and we are all there for one another..
Posted 08 October 2007 - 12:26 PM
Posted 08 October 2007 - 01:48 PM
Thanks for letting us know how your appointment went.
Posted 08 October 2007 - 03:18 PM
The shoulder pain is so hard to deal with. I take cortisone shots when it gets really bad, that is twice now. On top of that I would take mobic. I hope your relief comes soon and things calm down. Let us know about your MRI and rotator cuff. I hope it is not a tear. Susie54
Posted 09 October 2007 - 02:44 AM
Posted 09 October 2007 - 05:01 PM
I'm just getting my rotator cuff injury better! It was exactly as you described. You knew of certain things you couldn't do and then sometimes you would move your arm in such a way that the pain would strike and you would just gasp out loud it hurt so bad and so sudden.
My doctor gave me very simple exercises to do at home. She also had me alternate heat and cold on it a few times each day. That and time are what have helped me. She did offer me a shot, but I stay away from those since I don't do well with steroids orally I just don't want to mess around with injections of them.
I wish you luck. Let us know what happens next.