Re: Paralized right diaphram
Hi...I'm confused about whether you're going to be tested further regarding the reasons for the paralysed right diaphragm.
It seems , from what I've read, possible causes might be....central neurological disorders, spinal cord disorders, direct trauma to the phrenic nerve, autoimmune diseases, demyelinating diseases, neuropathy, viral or bacterial infections, and idiopathic (ie, unknown), etc.
You definitely need more tests to determine that, and maybe the CT scan or an MRI might be in order.
Will you be seeing a doctor again to continue finding a proper diagnosis?
I also read that, depending on the reason, a pacemaker can be put into place to help the diaphragm functioning.
I don't know much about it, but I did have a collapsed lung, and can imagine your discomfort.
It's all a matter of perspective!
Last edited by quincy; 03-20-2012 at 10:17 PM.