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Re: C-5,6 hern disc/symptoms don't match

Re: C-5,6 hern disc/symptoms don't match

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Posted by Jeff on February 13, 2000 at 03:52:26:

In Reply to: Re: C-5,6 hern disc/symptoms don't match posted by Richard Slater on February 08, 2000 at 01:23:43:

Hello, I too Have Hern. Discs at C5-C7, With Nerve Impingement from my central cord and left and right side at C6-7 I believe, I just had a Disco-Gram three days ago, I had read and heard mixed reviews on the procedure, Some said that it did not hurt, others said that it did. I am here to tell you, It was probably THE most agonizing 20-30 min. of my 34 yr. old life. Doc said he did not want to give me any sedation in order to get a measurable response to the type of pain in which he would inflict. NOT measuring severity of pain, More like wanting to find source of existing pain by inducing pain in suspected areas of the spine. After the first shot, I think it was up around C7, I nearly kicked dents in the operating table. My head was not strapped down so it was up to me to hold still with this needle sticking through the front of my neck to my Discs in my spine. I'm sorry am I scaring You??to make a long story short he finally gave me 100mgs Demerol to relax my uncontrollable shaking after the first shot. I could have said, no more! but I decided to stick it out for the other 2. They were not as painful as the first(Demerol) but very painfull none the less. I am really not trying to scare you, I just want you to realize what you may endure. I have not gotten results back as of yet. I wonder what new exploratory medical procedures they will use next!

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