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Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 12-04-2003, 06:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,457
Posted By winged phantom
Re: Just found out

Irish,
I have not been able to read this entire thread, but I have to warn you that you should not be having spinal manipulations if you have cord compression or an unstable spine. This could...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 12-04-2003, 05:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,892
Posted By winged phantom
Re: To Screw Or Not To Screw That Is The Question????

I asked my NS at my last visit (yay, I don't have to go back!) why it's not good to only do a diskectomy, as opposed to doing a fusion with hardware. This has been one of my questions for a long...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 10-30-2003, 06:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,916
Posted By winged phantom
Post Hi Surf, It's my contention that you should be...

Hi Surf,
It's my contention that you should be careful of jerky movements that might affect your upper spine and of lifting really heavy stuff. Obviously the first thing can cause problems, and...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 10-30-2003, 02:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,916
Posted By winged phantom
Post Can I get into this conversation. My niece is in...

Can I get into this conversation. My niece is in LE, not me. But I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.... (not! ;)) Let me refer you to this post from Leo, which seems to sum it up...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 10-29-2003, 06:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,764
Posted By winged phantom
Cool Oh, that's right. Don't they have to find rusty...

Oh, that's right. Don't they have to find rusty screwdrivers in there to be able to prove overt carelessness?
wr
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 10-29-2003, 12:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,764
Posted By winged phantom
Post misty, Wow! I'm sure there must be guidelines...

misty,
Wow! I'm sure there must be guidelines about what size plate goes where, and only a good lawyer will be able to sort that out. I don't know if you'd have to keep the plate after it comes...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 10-17-2003, 11:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,788
Posted By winged phantom
Post ok.... I finally looked up spinal stenosis...

ok.... I finally looked up spinal stenosis parameters and got this as one of the replies: "General agreement is that 13mm or less sagittal diameter of the spinal canal from C3 to C7 is abnormal....
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 10-15-2003, 11:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,104
Posted By winged phantom
Post Hi Suzette, You will get more info about this...

Hi Suzette,
You will get more info about this at the Back Problems and/or the Sexual Health boards here at HealthBoards. Good questions...

Best of luck to you both.
wr :wave:
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 10-03-2003, 07:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,463
Posted By winged phantom
Post Lori, I feel so bad for you. I was also noticing...

Lori, I feel so bad for you. I was also noticing up on the Back board that there were a lot of posts a few weeks ago telling stories about the people that were also being tailed. You might want to...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 10-02-2003, 12:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,344
Posted By winged phantom
Post Vince, I have to sort of agree.... waaaaay too...

Vince,
I have to sort of agree.... waaaaay too much info here for us. None of us are doctors, and I doubt any of us are very good at reading MRI reports, etc. That said, I noticed that the MRI was...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 09-23-2003, 07:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,668
Posted By winged phantom
Post Nancy I can't tell you how very glad I am to see...

Nancy I can't tell you how very glad I am to see you again, although, as usual, I'm so sorry for the reason you are "back". Did you know Cliff? Yeah, you knew Ion man.... didn't he have a...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 09-19-2003, 01:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,626
Posted By winged phantom
Post gbr, in case you missed it, I also responded back...

gbr, in case you missed it, I also responded back to you... you don't have to respond again, but I just wanted to make sure you saw it. I think you car ought to be repaired by the manu. at all...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 09-19-2003, 07:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,133
Posted By winged phantom
Post Hmmm... no, I've never driven an LHS. But I...

Hmmm... no, I've never driven an LHS. But I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night. Just kidding. I did once have a Grand Voyager, though, and my side mirrors never did what you are...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 09-19-2003, 06:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,133
Posted By winged phantom
Post bump

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Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 09-18-2003, 08:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,626
Posted By winged phantom
Post gbr, please check here for my article on...

gbr,
please check here for my article on adjusting your car's mirrors... just search for mirrors, and that should bring it up. That should help give you some helpful suggestions about adjusting...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 09-14-2003, 07:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,395
Posted By winged phantom
Post Hi Geoffrey, I think you should definitely go...

Hi Geoffrey,
I think you should definitely go see an ENT (ear, nose, & throat) to get some answers, since your NS seems not to want to be very helpful. It's too bad when they can do surgery but...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 09-03-2003, 07:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,700
Posted By winged phantom
Post Hi KAG, Yes, insist on an MRI so you can get a...

Hi KAG,
Yes, insist on an MRI so you can get a handle on what it is that is causing the symptoms and how serious it might be.
wr
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 09-02-2003, 08:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,161
Posted By winged phantom
Post THE6: Electric shocks....

HI THE... I'm posting this here so it does not get lost in the other posts.... Here is your letter:
the6 Newbie
Posts: 1
From :Dover, Ohio usa
Registered: Sep 2003
posted 09-02-2003 10:42...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 09-02-2003, 06:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 945
Posted By winged phantom
Post Hi Funchick, I can only suggest that you look...

Hi Funchick,
I can only suggest that you look the terms up... I don't have a ready answer, because we don't see those cases too often. bdb and Joe have the myelomalacia, so you can look those up...
Board: Hernia 09-02-2003, 03:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,785
Posted By winged phantom
Post OMG, Breezy.... Isn't that the biggest load...

OMG, Breezy.... Isn't that the biggest load of...? And to think this is a "doctor"! Aren't you glad you don't go to chiros? Actually, it's quite common for us spineys to have problems convincing...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 09-02-2003, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,227
Posted By winged phantom
Post Donna, I don't have answers for you, but I just...

Donna, I don't have answers for you, but I just wanted to wish you well with your office visit... I know the waiting is sometimes the hardest part. Hang in there...
wr

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Board: Hernia 09-02-2003, 09:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,785
Posted By winged phantom
Post Deborah, please read the posts about...

Deborah, please read the posts about YankeeFan....

Breezy? Are you ok? We haven't heard anything in a long time....
wr
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 09-02-2003, 09:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 965
Posted By winged phantom
Post mom's girl: spinal stenosis

"mom's girl:Newbie
Posts: 1
From:Bremen, IN, USA
Registered: Sep 2003 09-01-2003 08:23 PM
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I am...
Board: Hernia 08-29-2003, 05:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,785
Posted By winged phantom
Post Breezy... Glad to hear you have at least a few...

Breezy... Glad to hear you have at least a few hours of relief. If you do not have it already, you must get a clpy of your MRI report so you can do some research and learn what it says and how to...
Board: Hernia 08-29-2003, 01:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,785
Posted By winged phantom
Post I just came across this site while browsing...

I just came across this site while browsing through links on the HealthBoards home page: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/neckdisordersandinjuries.html

While it is not all inclusive about neck...
Board: Hernia 08-29-2003, 10:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,785
Posted By winged phantom
Post Breezy, I strongly suggest you get yourself to...

Breezy,
I strongly suggest you get yourself to the ER; they have to give you pain meds to help make you comfortable! Just read YankeeFan's posts.... ...
Board: Hernia 08-28-2003, 06:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,785
Posted By winged phantom
Post Breezy, NO CHIROPRACTOR!!!!!!! NONE!!!!!! If...

Breezy,
NO CHIROPRACTOR!!!!!!! NONE!!!!!! If you have herniated discs and an unstable neck, they could do irreparable harm if they are not good. Yes, there are good chiros out there.... but how...
Board: Hernia 08-28-2003, 03:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,324
Posted By winged phantom
Post mike, Glad to hear you're doing better... just...

mike,
Glad to hear you're doing better... just to let you know, the posterior surgery is a much more painful way to go, but the points you make are worth thinking about.

When thinking about...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 08-27-2003, 06:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 819
Posted By winged phantom
Post Hi Debi... I know you are going through some...

Hi Debi... I know you are going through some really scary stuff.... I hope it works out ok. The Back Problems board will be better able to help you, though, as those people have more lumbar issues...
Board: Hernia 08-27-2003, 02:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,324
Posted By winged phantom
Post Jeff, ADR, or artificial discs, are in clinical...

Jeff,
ADR, or artificial discs, are in clinical trials now in the US, and some people may be able to get in on those. There are also some minimally invasive techniques available, but I do not know...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 08-21-2003, 07:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,288
Posted By winged phantom
Post Well, Lisa, you just have to follow your...

Well, Lisa, you just have to follow your intuition and a few other orders... I'm sure your doctor and others have suggested what you should do to help your rrecovery. It's always tough to do,...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 08-21-2003, 11:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,288
Posted By winged phantom
Post Welcome Safire, Yes, it is something to be...

Welcome Safire,
Yes, it is something to be concerned about... If it is causing you a whole lot of problems, it may need to come out... maybe they will remove all the hardware if the rest of the...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 08-17-2003, 03:34 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,880
Posted By winged phantom
Post I have not been following this thread... but I've...

I have not been following this thread... but I've just read some of it... I'm so sorry to hear of all everyone here has been going through. It's so hard to recover from surgery, and then there are...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 08-16-2003, 07:21 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,985
Posted By winged phantom
Post Well... four more days... Do you have a big...

Well... four more days... Do you have a big homecoming planned for Teri? The trouble is, it sounds as if it might have to be one of those where everyone gets to hug her and say "Hi", then you send...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 08-14-2003, 04:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,827
Posted By winged phantom
Post HI Kathryn, The syringomyelia is "the formation...

HI Kathryn,
The syringomyelia is "the formation of a fluid-filled cavity (a syrinx) in an injured area of the spinal cord", according to one page...

There are a few people here who have had...
Board: Back Problems 08-09-2003, 11:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,330
Posted By winged phantom
Post I agree; change doctors. You need to find out...

I agree; change doctors. You need to find out for yourself what the side effects are, how many are safe... there are some really bad things that can also develop when they are not properly done... ...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 08-06-2003, 06:54 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,985
Posted By winged phantom
Post Hey Charlotte! Yes, Sheri is posting for...

Hey Charlotte!

Yes, Sheri is posting for Teri, who was just moved to rehab after three weeks and two grueling surgeries! Teri is lonely, but I know she'll be so happy when Sheri sees your note...
Board: Back Problems 08-05-2003, 07:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,603
Posted By winged phantom
Post You do have to be careful who does your massages,...

You do have to be careful who does your massages, especially the deep tissue ones... but I've had relatively inexperienced massage therapists give me one of their 5 minute specials and leave me...
Board: Back Problems 08-05-2003, 04:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,603
Posted By winged phantom
Post Hazmat, I usually hang out on the Spinal board,...

Hazmat,
I usually hang out on the Spinal board, but I was looking to see if someone new down there had posted here, as they are a lumbie, not a cervie. I'm not sure exactly what the protocol is for...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 07-28-2003, 03:13 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,985
Posted By winged phantom
Post It's almost too much to imagine what you are...

It's almost too much to imagine what you are going through, Teri. But you have a wonderful family who is supporting you thoroughly, even while you are still in the hospital. And you have a bunch of...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 07-25-2003, 08:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,500
Posted By winged phantom
Post Hair? What hair? Mine is falling out......

Hair? What hair? Mine is falling out... confirmed by both my hairdresser and my "dernatologist" (hey, do ya like that typo?)... the dermatologist says it's probably from the stress of all the...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 07-25-2003, 06:32 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,985
Posted By winged phantom
Post Hi, Thanks so much for the update... Teri,...

Hi,
Thanks so much for the update... Teri, you're such a trooper! Just cuddle down in bed... Oh, and if you need help with the crossword, I can help as long as it's not the NY Times puzzle! Never...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 07-25-2003, 09:12 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,985
Posted By winged phantom
Unhappy I'm getting really anxious.... just wondering...

I'm getting really anxious.... just wondering about how Teri is faring after such an assault on her poor body.

More {{{Hugs}}} going out to her...
wr
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 07-23-2003, 05:38 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,985
Posted By winged phantom
Post Sher and Teri, You are still in my thoughts...

Sher and Teri,
You are still in my thoughts nearly constantly... I feel so bad for all the pain you are going through. I know each of you are in some pain, but Teri, you are so courageous to go...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 07-21-2003, 07:42 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,985
Posted By winged phantom
Post Teri, it just never amazes me as to what you are...

Teri, it just never amazes me as to what you are capable of.... TWO, count 'em, TWO, eleven hour surgeries in less than a week, and there you are posting on the boards! You are just SO dedicated;...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 07-20-2003, 08:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,173
Posted By winged phantom
Post FBK, I don't remember anyone here in the past 6...

FBK,
I don't remember anyone here in the past 6 months or so having a 4-level ACDF; in fact, I'm one of the few that has had a 3-level job...

I would get a second opinion! And maybe a third!!! ...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 07-18-2003, 06:37 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,985
Posted By winged phantom
Post Thanks so much for the update... sounds like you...

Thanks so much for the update... sounds like you probably got most of it right. I do remember Teri telling us a long time ago she had a split spinal cord.

I hope she is continuing to do much...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 07-17-2003, 07:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,290
Posted By winged phantom
Post jdog, do you really want to threaten your doctor...

jdog, do you really want to threaten your doctor and then have him do such intricate and delicate work? I don't think so! Personally, if some doctor did the screw-up (no pun intended), I wouldn't...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 07-15-2003, 01:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,716
Posted By winged phantom
Post Oops! I meant 24 hours (I have learned recently...

Oops! I meant 24 hours (I have learned recently that some of my number don't work on the upper number pad... have to go to the side; so much for my son's "free" gift!); another person here said her...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 07-15-2003, 09:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,716
Posted By winged phantom
Post DO NOT... I repeat, DO NOT HAVE THIS AS AN...

DO NOT... I repeat, DO NOT HAVE THIS AS AN OUTPATIENT PROCEDURE!!!!!! If by outpatient they mean less than 24 hours, then fine... but if they mean whisking you out the door a few hours after...
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