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    thysis posted:
    I been having back pain , with neck pain . Had a MRI and XRAY done .
    Finding were of back , L4-L5 There is loss of disk space height and signal. There is mild asymmetric concentric bulging to the left. There is mild flattening of the anterrior thecal sac to the left of the midline. There is no evidence of spinal stenosis or focal disk extrusion. The neural formina are patent .

    BACK - LEGS GO NUMB AND CAN'T WALK WHEN LIFTING OVER 50 LBS ..

    Neck , The vertebral bodies are normal in height and alighnment, There is slight narrowing of the C4-C5 and C5-C6 disc spaces. The neural foramina are normal .

    NECK - PAIN IN NECK SHOOTS UP INTO HEAD . lOCKS OUT ALL FACIAL MOVEMENT FOR 10 TO 15 SECS AT A TIME ... HAPPENS 2 TIMES A MONTH ROUGHLY ...
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    bj1208 responded:
    hi Thysis and welcome to the support group -

    first - what type of doctor have you seen? who ordered the tests to be done?

    You do have some issues going on with your lower disc(s) and this could be the reason for the numbness etc you are feeling in your legs. It's best to see either a Orthopedic Spine Specialist or Neurosurgeon Spine Specialist as they are the only ones that can accurately read the film reports and give a proper diagnosis. Once they do this they can offer a good treatment plan.

    seeing a good Pain Management will benefit you too. I see a PHYSIATRIST Pain Clinic as they go deeper into pain management control than regular pain clinics.

    http://www.spineuniverse.com/treatments/what-physiatrist

    hope this helps - let us know what you find out~~
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    Take care ~~ God Bless ~~

    ~~ Joy ~~
     
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    thysis replied to bj1208's response:
    Thankyou very much for the reply .

    Right now i have seen My doctor only and am scheduled for a neurologist on the 30th .

    Doctor had ordered both test's ..

    I will keep you guy's informed after Nov 30th apointment ...
     
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    bj1208 replied to thysis's response:
    HI Thysis

    Please be sure that this doctor you will see is a Neurosurgeon Spine Specialist - there is a big difference between a Neurosurgeon and Neurologist. I'm afraid you may not get a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.

    Let you doctor know that you prefer to see a Neurosurgeon Spine Specialist or Orthopedic Spine Specialist -

    Let us know what happens~~
    ~~ Click on my name or picture and read my story ~~

    Take care ~~ God Bless ~~

    ~~ Joy ~~
     
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    thysis replied to bj1208's response:
    I will do that ,
    And after reading your story , i must say im sorry and i hope you feel better soon .


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