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How can I tell if I have a pinched nerve or not? I’ve seen my doctor who says that it is rare to have a pinched nerve in the spot that I have although there are nerves there. On my right side back, right behind my armpit, up by my sh...
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1. No acute intracranial abnormalities. Specifically, there is no intracranial mass lesion or hemorrhage. 2. Small focus of low signal in the right temporoparletal white matter is most consistent with a small vessel. I cannot complete...
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I am a 22 yr old female and I have been experiencing chronic neck and back pain for the past 4 years after a car accident. My muscles are in a constant spasm and I am in pain daily. I have tried every method of pain management, chiroprac...
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After a cervical myelogram, the report says "at C3-4 Left axillary sleeve amputation in the left neural foramen and left lateral recess, C4-5 interspace Left axillary sleeve amputation, C6-7 Central and Rt disc herniation" I will not se...
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I had an rta 18 months ago. Multiple injuries, none treated! 2 fractures to the spine(now have scoliosis due to that) rotator cuff tear, cervical disc ruptures, lumbar discs ruptured. Serious pain and now muscle wastage in the left arm d...
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Dear Dr. Charles, in 2001 I was dignosed with a soft tissue mass at the brain stem/spinal cord, loose bones at c1c2 after surgery on at the back of neck and one through right side under ear, I was left in severe pain to the right side of...
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Hi, In Feb 2005 when I was 16 I was in a car accident x-rays showed a pars defect. I was in a back brace until August 05 when I had a repair with instrumentation done at the L5 level. That failed with no bone growth, and I had a lot of...
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I have had 2 discetomies on my L3-L4 L4-L5 L5 S1 and then a fusion I was told that I have degeneratiave joint or disc deisease and that my spine was collapsing on itself and this should help I recently started hurting again in this area....
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Dr., I had a anterior C5-6 disectomy with fusion 2 years ago and all went well until about 2 months ago and i began to have neck and shoulder pain again when i sleep i wake up and my hands are asleep. Had MRI and this is the results. ...
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My husband's orthopedic doctor says his back looks like a train wreck and he is definitely not a candidate for surgery. We are trying exercise and regular OTC low doses of Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen. He does have to watch his blood pr...
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My husband has had 3 spinal fusions from L-4 to S-1. He currently has a crack in L-3. He's also had cervical laminectomy, shoulder reconstruction, 8 knee surgeries, and a kidney removed. About 3 years he began suffering from muscle cra...
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My MRI shows disc/spur complexes result in central canal stenosis at C4-5 and C5-6. Left sided foraminal stenosis is also seen Osteophytes appear to encroach on the left sided neural formina and degenerative disc desiccation and disc spa...
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23 year old male with fibrous dysplasia. Have not had any new growths or enlargements in 5+ years and have had positive bony changes evident on plain x-rays and ct scans. My question is, can anything be done to correct the bony and soft ...
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Hi, We're pleased to announce the opening of a new Ask-a-Doctor Orthopedic Surgery forum where you can receive a personal answer from Dr. Charles Rosen, MD from the Univ. of CA, Irvine, School of Medicine The new Orthopedic Surgery...
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I just got the result of my right (dominant) wrist arthro-MRI, stating that I've got partial tears in 3 ligaments : luno-triquetral, scapho-lunar and TFCC. Since I have EDS type III (well, still trying to get the official diagnosis, ...
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Quick review of my symptoms (started about 8 weeks ago) - left sided chest pain - left arm and leg weakness, numbness and tingling - dizziness, fatigue and episodes of blacking out on neck extension - tongue and lip numbness. I...
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This is a copy of 2 posts of mine from another forum... I am a 32 yr. old male in good shape. Injured my knee a week ago playing racquetball during a squatting motion. I just got my mri results, but I don't know what they mean, and...
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8/31/05 I reinjuried my back and had rotator cuff surgery last year. I have been getting on-going medication management for my back. The pain is chronic now causing pain in my right hip and pain radiates to my right leg. The lower lu...
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I first started having low back pain after the birth of my first daughter in 93. At that time I was placed in the hospital and on a pain pump and consulted with 2 diff neuros I think because of my lack of insurance at that time they sen...
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About three months ago, I managed to injure my very lower left back, almost as low as where my waist begins, kind of right on top of this circular feeling bone. Not even sure how I did it, but may have resulted from bad sleeping p...
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