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Old 04-16-2009, 03:12 AM
Cindylou Cindylou is offline
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Location: Wayzata, Minnesota
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You know, I don't honestly know WHY the rhizotomy isn't indicated. I only received this information from the neck doctor's medical secretary, not himself. I do know the MRI report says severe foraminal stenosis at C6-7 and C4-5. To me, that describes a nerve (or more) pinching, especially when I feel it going down into my hand. I see the SI Joint fusion doctor tomorrow, and I am going to demand the steroid injection due to my pain levels. Period. Hopefully, that is all I will need to calm things down. Will keep you all posted. Thanks for the advice and concern. I really do appreciate it.
bicycle accident 6/01: 2 compression fractures @ T12-L1; vertibroplasty; 4/06: right hip labral tear & arthroscopic repair; 4/07: lumbar prodiscs @ 3 levels, L3-6 by Dr. Bertagnoli; 7/02/08: ALIF L6-S1; 7/30/08: reopened to remove bone cement, leaked onto S1 nerve root; 8/08: pulmonary embolism, double pneumonia, collapsed left lung, pleurisy, pleural effusion; ALIF fusion complete; 3/10/09: SI Joint Fusion by Dr. Stark; Jury still out.
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