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    Old 08-23-2013, 05:06 PM   #16
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    Re: Sooo many questions!!!

    Hi jewlz, I thought it was a few weeks but checking back it was the next day. Maybe very busy but if he has to review films it may take longer.

     
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    Old 08-23-2013, 07:17 PM   #17
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    Did you mail him the disk of your MRI or did you email him what the report said, then wait to see if he wants the films?

     
    Old 08-31-2013, 08:08 PM   #18
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    Re: Sooo many questions!!!

    Hi jewelz, Im sorry i was not doing very good & feel like i dropped our communication! Have you found out anymore about if you have arach? Im better if you have anymore questions & there are others on healthboards that have it & know more than me! How is the pain, any better?

     
    Old 09-01-2013, 02:19 PM   #19
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    I'm so sorry you weren't doing so well. Pain, well, that just depends on the day. Some days are tolerable, some are not. I made it to Tennessee with just a little bit of tears from pain but the Lord gave me the strength I needed to get through the drive and the trip there. I was wondering if you had mailed your MRI disk to that doctor or did you just email him what the report said to begin with? If you aren't able to respond right away, don't worry about it! Anybody who is on this board totally understands the good days/bad days. The days that I can do stuff, I will be on my computer, if its been a rough week, forget it! I truly appreciate you replying to my questions!

     
    Old 09-01-2013, 03:00 PM   #20
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    Hi jewlz, I just typed dr. Aldete the impression part of my MRI report in the email because it says tethered cord & peripheral clumping of nerve roots in thecal sac from L3 caudally strongly suggestive of arachnoiditis. But if i wanted him to look at disk he said he would in case i didnt know for sure. I hope so much that you dont have it!

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    Old 09-03-2013, 09:18 AM   #21
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    It sounds to me like something occurred during the nerve block that has damaged the nerve and is now causing your pain. Of course we all know that the MRI is just one piece of the diagnostic puzzle, and findings need to be correlated to what is found on physical and neurologic exam...but I have to say, the part of the MRI you posted here does not indicate anything that would cause concern. (to my layman's eyes, of course!)

    "Minimal" means that there is something slightly wrong that keeps it from being perfectly 100% normal...but the needle isn't moving far off that normal mark.

    The description of your feet certainly sounds like RSD, but there doesn't appear to be any information that would lead one to suspect arachnoiditis. Have you had the arachnoid space invaded through injection or surgery or lumbar puncture?

     
    Old 09-03-2013, 07:33 PM   #22
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    Hi jewlz, Nerve blocks can be given epidurally, intradurally or some can be given just by the neural foramen where the nerve roots exit. Its up to the particular dr & what kind of injection he is doing that he calls a nerve block. For example i just read the research is showing up to 30% of epidural steroids may indeed be given too far in accidentally & the needle pierces the dura, i have a "nerve block" listed in my medical record that was put intradurally on purpose by the dr & the epidural injection that the steroid is put near the neural foramen the steroid/ numbing medicine is put within millimeters from the nerve root & the steroid my affect the spinal nerve root with irritation enough to damage the nerve root or spinal nerve. Also, the mri that you typed doesnt address how the spinal nerves, arachnoid space or how the thecal sac looks, on mine theres more description on the report about the structures of the meninges, spaces & spinal nerves inside the thecal sac if you want to see it its in a thread on this arachnoiditis board titled "Want my MRI results interpreted, please". It was some of your symptoms that you are having that made you suspect possible arach right?

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    Old 09-04-2013, 10:34 AM   #23
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    Hi jewlz, Nerve blocks can be given epidurally, intradurally or some can be given just by the neural foramen where the nerve roots exit. Its up to the particular dr & what kind of injection he is doing that he calls a nerve block. For example i just read the research is showing up to 30% of epidural steroids may indeed be given too far in accidentally & the needle pierces the dura, i have a "nerve block" listed in my medical record that was put intradurally on purpose by the dr & the epidural injection that the steroid is put near the neural foramen the steroid/ numbing medicine is put within millimeters from the nerve root & the steroid my affect the spinal nerve root with irritation enough to damage the nerve root or spinal nerve. Also, the mri that you typed doesnt address how the spinal nerves, arachnoid space or how the thecal sac looks, on mine theres more description on the report about the structures of the meninges, spaces & spinal nerves inside the thecal sac if you want to see it its in a thread on this arachnoiditis board titled "Want my MRI results interpreted, please". It was some of your symptoms that you are having that made you suspect possible arach right?
    Teteri66, I know for sure that I have RSD, there is no doubt there! The MRI report shows MINIMAL degeneration....which is why I keep asking, why is there this much pain! The only answers that I have been given for all my pain is that the RSD is in my left leg and the severe back pain is from the degenerative disks. I'm sorry but I am having a hard time believing that! Pain in leg (and now left arm and right foot) TOTALLY from the RSD....severe back pain from minimal disk degeneration, uh....don't think so! Gmak, I have no idea what kind they did because I was knocked out when they did the procedure. The doctor said that they don't put the needle directly into the spine but that it goes just outside of it to get to the sympathetic nerves going to the left leg.

     
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