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Old 04-07-2010, 09:02 AM   #4
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Re: Triple thorasic herniations!

just curious if they actually scanned your c spine too? the thing here is where YOUR herniations are actually located would have absolutely NO true connection to either one of your arms, none. whatever is actually the underlying issue with your arm would simply have to be somewhere up thru T 1 on UP thru c 1 somewhere? or a possible issue within that shoulder area like the rotator cuff? but your lower T spine just would not be responsible for any level of real arm problems at all.

just where IS the worst pain located and what does THAT present like/feel like? it is not so much the fact that you actually 'have' herniations there it has everything to really do with just what the herniations are actually impacting? but the discs DO contain pain fibers in them that when there is some type of extrustion going on can create alot of more inflammatory types of pain? do you have your own copy of your MRI report? if you do, if you could simply type out here exactly word for word what that reading radiologist saw and placed in that end summary on the very end of the report on the last page it would really help. if you do not have one yet, get one for YOUR own medical files you just need to start keeping on yourself at home? its always good to have our own copies of any and all types of real testing results with us.

just exactly WHAT is going on with the arm? what is it doing, how does it look to you? what are you really feeling in it down to any particular fingers that may be also affected? its just always very much possible to have spinal issues in more than one level that can give symptoms. Marcia
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