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Old 04-16-2009, 03:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Cindylou View Post
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.
Hey CL, I would see if you can talk directly with your doctor. The ancillary staff often answer questions that are best answered by your treating physician. Good luck with SI fusion surgeon/steroid injection.

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