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post #1 of 4 Old 07-28-2012, 09:11 AM Thread Starter
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Pain in the Neck

For about a month now been having pain radiating from my neck through my shoulder and down the arm to tingling fingertips. Went first to my chiropractor. No relief. Then my MD who put me on steroids. No relief other than a Vicodin buzz. Had an MRI which shows a herniated disc between C-5 / C-6. Went to a neurologist yesterday and of course he wants to do fusion surgery. Three days in the hospital and three months in a neck brace. I feel bad but not THAT bad. Going to get a second and possibly a third opinion from the MD's and talk to my Chiropractor once again before committing to anything.

Went for a short ride this morning and it felt like an ice pick was stuck in my shoulder. This sucks.

What say the collective, anyone been in a similar situation, what did you do ?
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post #2 of 4 Old 07-28-2012, 10:13 PM
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I feel for ya Flash, I wish ya the best. Being so high in your spinal column, I'd be sure to get as many opinions as possible. Hope ya get better soon.

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I have no medical idea, but when I cut the shit out of my foot and severed the tendon dude wanted to fuse the bone. I said no thanks.




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Thanks guys. I got a bad vibe at the neurologists office. I was asked of course to bring the written report and the CD from the MRI to the Doctor for review. After filling out an innappropriate amount of paperwork basically saying they can take anything I own if I don't pay I get back to the exam room. Doctor comes in, introduces himself and says "wow, you have a lot going on in there" as if it was the worst he'd ever seen. Gives me a few mobility / strength tests which I get through fine and comments "I'm surprised you can do all that" and immediately starts talking surgery. "I" have to ask about alternative treatment. It was as if surgery for me was a foregone conclusion. When I start backing up about not yet agreeing to surgery he hits me with " you don't want to wait too long or there won't be anything I can do for you". It sounded like a scare tactic. Here's the kicker....go out to the reception area (which was empty of patients) to pay for this office visit and one of the girls asks "So when is your surgery?" Almost as if the Doctor walked by before seeing me and said to them "We have a live one in three".

Like I said, just a bad vibe all around. Paranoid? You bet.
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