It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....




Lightbulb

Search   Advanced Search
Showing results 1 to 50 of 500
Search took 0.75 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: teteri66

Alternative to Searching: Try our message board index!
Board: Back Problems 06-30-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By teteri66
Re: Help with MRI and back pain

My guess is that most of your lumbar issues are coming from the stenosis at L4-5. Yes normal wear and tear and the degenerative changes that that brings are issues to be contended with, but when it...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 06-28-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By teteri66
Re: Do You Experience the MS HUG or Romberg Sign?

I haven't heard of the MS hug, but the balance issues can be directly related to back issues when there is spinal nerve compression.

I have had three lumbar surgeries, including two fusions, and...
Board: Back Problems 06-27-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By teteri66
Re: Help post op 3 weeks still can't keep food down

I have never heard of being unable to keep food down for such a long time. Have you talked with your family physician? Your spine surgeon won't know much about this topic beyond the first few days...
Board: Arthritis 06-27-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 130
Posted By teteri66
Re: Orthovisc problems?

Was this for knee osteoarthritis?
Board: Bone Disorders 06-26-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By teteri66
Re: Pseudoarthrosis

Oh...this is something you were born with....it is most likely referring to a transitional vertebra...which is sort of like having an extra vertebra that is between the L5 and S1 vertebrae. It is a...
Board: Back Problems 06-25-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By teteri66
Re: Help with MRI and back pain

I would like to define a few terms. You will notice that in both the lumbar spine and more so in the cervical spine stenosis is an issue. Stenosis is one common thing that causes the radiating pain...
Board: Back Problems 06-25-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By teteri66
Re: Help with MRI and back pain

Welcome to the board. First, if you are not seeing a spine specialist, I would suggest making an appointment now. As a new patient, it will take many weeks to get in. This can be either a...
Board: Back Problems 06-24-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 170
Posted By teteri66
Re: TLIF L5-S1, 4 wks postop pain?

Is the incision oozing at all? Red? Are you running a temperature?

It is normal to still be in quite a bit of pain after fusion. It varies from surgery to surgery, but many people who...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 06-23-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 493
Posted By teteri66
Re: Neck/Head/Face pain going on 3 weeks :Z

Did you have a MRI of the cervical spine in addition to the head?
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 06-23-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 176
Posted By teteri66
Re: Help me understand

This is pretty much out of my level of experience, but since no one has responded, I wanted to at least say hello and welcome. I can tell you from experience that neurologists as medical specialists...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 06-23-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By teteri66
Re: please help with neck MRI results

As spine issues go, not bad at all! Everything listed in the report are indications of degenerative changes that come along with daily living...a very small disc bulge located between the cervical...
Board: Back Problems 06-22-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 265
Posted By teteri66
Re: Post-op 6 weeks, spinal fluid leakage

It may be that you have had a very slow leak all along. When you were resting or taking it easy, it may have closed over, only to open back up when you were more active and sitting a lot, putting...
Board: Neuropathy 06-22-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 222
Posted By teteri66
Re: Increasing difficulty walking!

Welcome to the board. Could you describe what your difficulties are with walking? Is it from pain, numbness or balance issues?
Board: Back Problems 06-21-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 265
Posted By teteri66
Re: Post-op 6 weeks, spinal fluid leakage

Even though you were not specifically instructed to lie flat...and I think they mean flat, without a pillow, it might be worth doing it anyway. Whenever a person has a spinal tap, recovery...
Board: Back Problems 06-20-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 265
Posted By teteri66
Re: Post-op 6 weeks, spinal fluid leakage

How much are you sitting at one time without getting up and walking a bit? Sitting puts 30+% more stress on the spine than standing/walking or lying down. Since you recently began commuting, I...
Board: Bone Disorders 06-19-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By teteri66
Re: Pseudoarthrosis

Welcome to the board. Pseudoarthrosis literally means "false joint." This refers to a bone fracture that does not heal, or in the case of a spinal fusion surgery, when no or little fusion...
Board: Scoliosis 06-18-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,248
Posted By teteri66
Re: Braced for scoliosis now in horrible pain

Did you have a MRI or did the doctor just tell you it was "arthritis?"

I do not have scoliosis but do have back issues and have had three lumbar surgeries, including two fusions. I can tell you...
Board: Neurology 06-16-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 149
Posted By teteri66
Re: Pinching Pain

This sounds like mild sciatic-type pain. Do you have any lumbar spine issues that you are aware of?

How long have you had this pain? Does it hurt more when you are laying down than when you sit?
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 06-15-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By teteri66
Re: Prep for spinal surgery

If you look up near the top of the heading on the "back problems" section of the board, there is a stickie note entitled something like "post surgery must haves." It is suggestions from members who...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 06-15-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By teteri66
Re: Prep for spinal surgery

Do you have someone that can stay with you for a couple days when you first get home? In most cases, the hospital will not discharge you to home unless you are able to care for yourself, or have...
Board: Back Problems 06-15-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By teteri66
Re: MRI results back injury

Welcome to the board. Unfortunately it looks like there was some damage from your accident.
I could give you a bit more information if you want to copy off what it says in the main body of the...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 06-15-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By teteri66
Re: Prep for spinal surgery

Are you having a cervical or lumbar fusion, and how many levels?
Board: Scoliosis 06-14-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By teteri66
Re: Straight leg test

Welcome to the board.

It can be difficult to get a doctor, particularly a non spine specialist, to look further than a disc problem when the straight leg test is negative. I had that experience...
Board: Paralysis 06-13-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 229
Posted By teteri66
Re: Groin and Leg Numbness

Welcome to the board. It is possible that it may be from a lower lumbar issue. I am thinking that due to your positioning during the colonoscopy, there has been some irritation or damage that is...
Board: Back Problems 06-12-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By teteri66
Re: Serious back pain

Hi. Welcome to the board. Does this happen when you are enjoying yourself or happy?

When it happens, what makes it better or makes it go away? How long does a "spell" last?
How long does it...
Board: Arthritis 06-12-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By teteri66
Re: Ringing in the Ears with hydroxychloroquine

Most medications seem to have side effects when taken over a long period of time. Prednisone has some very serious side effects...beyond those things that are annoying, like tinnitus.

It sounds...
Board: Back Problems 06-12-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 741
Posted By teteri66
Re: revision scheduled

I've been wondering how you are doing?
Board: Back Problems 06-11-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 321
Posted By teteri66
Re: T7-8 Disk bulge and surgery through side?

Sorry. I do not know about removing vertebrae, but from what I read, the space in the thoracic spine is so tight that they have to remove some bone to make room for the hardware. I imagine that is...
Board: Back Problems 06-11-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 321
Posted By teteri66
Re: T7-8 Disk bulge and surgery through side?

Hi Mary, I am sorry to hear you may be facing more surgery. Thoracic surgery is more rare, for several reasons. The thoracic spine has little actual segmental movement so it has less opportunity...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 06-11-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 210
Posted By teteri66
Re: MRI Results

Welcome to the board. While there are no "big problems" that jump out, you have degenerative changes going on that often cause symptoms and pain.

Have you seen a spine specialist or did your...
Board: Scoliosis 06-11-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 224
Posted By teteri66
Re: Scoliosis and Lyme Disease

Welcome to the board. Was the finding of scoliosis just recently discovered, or have her doctors been following her for awhile?

Did she recently contract Lyme disease or could she have contracted...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 06-10-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 968
Posted By teteri66
Re: At the end of my rope with this pain

Did you have a MRI of your lumbar spine? If so, what did it indicate? It is common to have hip/groin issues when there is a lower lumbar issue.

If there is instability in the sacroiliac...
Board: Back Problems 06-10-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By teteri66
Re: Discogram Results

You have a small slippage at L5-S1 that is called a spondylolisthesis, (identified as retrolisthesis on the report because the slip is to the back side.). This is where one vertebra slips over the...
Board: Arthritis 06-09-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 547
Posted By teteri66
Re: Hip arthritis advice suggestions sought

Also, keep in mind that the spinal cord and the brain form the nerve center that controls the body. Specific spinal nerves branch off the spinal cord and cauda equina and go out to innervate a...
Board: Arthritis 06-09-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 547
Posted By teteri66
Re: Hip arthritis advice suggestions sought

I would really encourage you to stop wasting time and make an appointment with a spine specialist. This would be a fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon or a neurosurgeon whose practice is...
Board: Pain Management 06-08-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 498
Posted By teteri66
Re: Finding New PM ... so crazy

I would think that your rheumatologist could give you some suggestions.
Board: Pain Management 06-08-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By teteri66
Re: Neurosurgeon for lumbar back

I usually hang out on the Back Problems board, but happened to see your post. Both an orthopedic spine surgeon and a neurosurgeon will always try conservative treatments before resulting to surgery....
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 06-08-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 200
Posted By teteri66
Re: Possible surgery

Welcome to the board. I am sorry you have so many health issues. I am not sure what type of advice you are seeking. I would assume the spine surgeon would/will not recommend a fusion surgery if he...
Board: Back Problems 06-07-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By teteri66
Re: Numerous back problems

Could you say what surgeries you had last year and what part of the spine they were located? Could you provide more detail about what levels were fused?

Did the drop foot result in one of the...
Board: Back Problems 06-06-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By teteri66
Re: Help- Tight hamstrings with Scheuermann's

Often this is diagnosed when the person is still growing and bracing can be very effective. But once growth is done, it is more difficult to change the curve. But if it is less than 70 degrees, I...
Board: Back Problems 06-06-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By teteri66
Re: Physical therapy question

Pain and symptoms that originate at either L4-L5 or L5-S1 almost always cause issues in the low back, buttocks, hips and groin. If there is associated spinal nerve compression, pain travels down the...
Board: Back Problems 06-06-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By teteri66
Re: Help- Tight hamstrings with Scheuermann's

Welcome to the board. Do you know the measurement of the curve? Have you been told you will need a fusion surgery?
Board: Back Problems 06-06-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Posted By teteri66
Re: need help understanding my mri

Welcome to the board. Have you had a MRI of the lumbar area? Nothing in this information would explain your symptoms of hip pain, or pain when sitting. These sound like classic lumbar spine...
Board: Back Problems 06-05-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By teteri66
Re: Physical therapy question

Without any imaging to indicate your potential issues, the PT is pretty much working in a vacuum. Personally, I would not go back until you get the results. She could be doing more harm than good. ...
Board: Back Problems 06-05-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 230
Posted By teteri66
Re: lower back pain

Welcome to the board. Was the doctor a pain management doctor?

Have you seen an orthopedic spine or neuro surgeon for your issues? What are your issues that caused you to have the MRI?

If we...
Board: Arthritis 06-04-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 547
Posted By teteri66
Re: Hip arthritis advice suggestions sought

Have you considered the possibility of a bulging lower lumbar disc or similar issue in the lower lumbar area?

The hip/groin pain are quite typical of a L4-5 nerve irritation or compression.

It...
Board: Back Problems 06-04-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 154
Posted By teteri66
Re: Rib Hump Removal Years After Scoliosis Surgery?

I did not know the answers to your questions but wanted to welcome you to the board. I then did a bit of research which I hope will be helpful.

The name of the procedure is a thoracoplasty and it...
Board: Back Problems 06-03-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By teteri66
Re: possible partial diskectomy...

Welcome to the board.

What was the time period between the last two MRIs?

We're these surgeons orthopedic spine or neurosurgeons? Also, on what are you basing the evaluation that one surgeon...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 06-02-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By teteri66
Re: Severe muscle spasm or something else?

Welcome to the board.

.I have never heard or seen something like this other than when someone has rested a body part against a hard surface that makes a particular mark...like the edge of a...
Board: Back Problems 06-02-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By teteri66
Re: Laminectomy.

One needs to be very careful when doing a multi-level laminectomy as it is very difficult to clean up enough to free up the nerve without creating an unstable situation. Many spine surgeons will not...
Showing results 1 to 50 of 500

 








All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:52 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2015 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!