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Old 07-10-2005, 07:59 AM   #1
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why? a bone scan?

ok let me start from the beginning i was in a truck rollover in nov.of 04
i went to pt for 4 mo. i have had mri of lumbar only it showed ddd of L3-L4-L5-S1.
my symptoms are
i have left arm pain and neck
mid backpain & real bad chest muscle spasm
low back pain left butt cheek & hips both sides grion pain (bad)
i finly got w/c to find me a spine doctor went to him last week he took xrays and said i wasnt a candiate for surgery at this time and sent me to p/t
never told me what or if anything at all was wrong.
a couple days ago w/c took me to a rehabilatation dr. he told me to get a total body bone scan gave nsaids and then told me my pain is from myofacial pain meds i have been taking.
first 3 mos lortab
now ultram 50 mg from 4/6 times aday (ultram works on low back if i keep it in my system) when my arm flares up no amount of ultram will touch it i can control arm by not useing it as soon as i feel it coming on i lay down with ice and i can control it why dont they give me a mri and why a bone scan am i getting a runaround i think i am i told the last dr. its been 7 mo. something needs to be done nobody has diag. nothing thats when he came back with myofacial pain can anyone help me
and steer me in the right direction

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Old 07-10-2005, 05:27 PM   #2
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Re: why? a bone scan?

anyone please

Old 07-11-2005, 09:34 AM   #3
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Re: why? a bone scan?


When I was involved in a car accident years ago I experienced back trouble too. They later sent me for a bone scan as well. I donít know about you but they told me at the time that it was also for precautionary measures. To make sure I didnít damage or even hairline fracture other bones as well. I think the dye they use finds and sticks to only problem areas. They have to check everything when having serious and painful traumas such as yours. There is a chance that the major pain in your back may not allow you to feel a less painful break somewhere else. Thatís how it was explained to me in my case anyway and they scanned the entire body.

I hope all goes well for you.

Good luck and God Bless


Old 07-11-2005, 08:53 PM   #4
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Re: why? a bone scan?

thank you so much john for your reply
i have been starting to think im crazy but when the meds start to ware off i know im not.
thank you again
ed in va.

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