Donald Corenman, MD, DCModeratorApril 27, 2013 at 10:11 pmPost count: 8508
Dizziness is generally not related to spinal disorders with the exception of vertebral artery syndrome which is exceeding rare. I have looked for this syndrome for years and have never found a case of it.
Traction on the cervical spine is temporarily effective for degenerative facet syndrome in some cases. If the pain is generated by the opposition of the degenerative (worn) joint surfaces, traction will unload these surfaces and give some relief. If however, the degenerative capsules of these joints are causing pain, traction will increase pain. This will be immediately obvious as soon as traction is applied.
Dr. CorenmancarolnsParticipantApril 27, 2013 at 10:34 pmPost count: 88
Well I have learnt so much from you and now know what to ask for…..didn’t know anything before….at least things are starting to happen with the appointment dates.
When I sit I have more pain so I read the newspaper standing up and when I drive it pains more.
I will get through this I know the acupuncture that I had before took
90% of my pain away and wow it felt great….only problem it had to be done weekly. I will let you know how I make out in Halifax. Thank you so very much CarolDonald Corenman, MD, DCModeratorApril 28, 2013 at 2:38 amPost count: 8508
Please let us know what treatments you undergo and what your outcome is.
Dr. CorenmancarolnsParticipantMay 3, 2013 at 3:26 amPost count: 88
I sure will Doctor….now I am getting pins and needles on my left side going up around my ear…..and kind of numbness…..I am remaining positive…..looking forward to see what ns in Halifax has to say May 13th……thanks for listening and for explaining the spine to me…..you sure are doing a good deed here…CarolcarolnsParticipantMay 14, 2013 at 6:03 amPost count: 88
I just got back from Halifax from seeing the neurosurgeon. He thinks my neck is not good and should be fused…..operation …..scared of me being paralyzed….think it is a 11/2 and if it goes to 3 not good…..said they have to take the muscle of to get to it…..in hospital a week and 6 weeks of therapy at home..
The pain is on both sides now and if it gets worse to call him. Told me he is more concerned of the spinal cord than pain and can’t guarantee with surgery the pain would be gone.The mri showed a lot.
I mentioned flexion/xrays and in 2 mts I go back to see how bad it is. Mention facet and nerve blocks and he thinks they are very dangerous.
He said if I fall and get paralazed they can’t fix that but with the surgery it would protect me. Not what I wanted to hear but I just couldn’t say I wanted surgery…..that is when he suggested the flexion/xrays. Very tired as it was 100 mile drive. I am going to my family doctor if I can get in and get a copy of the mri…..carolDonald Corenman, MD, DCModeratorMay 14, 2013 at 7:19 pmPost count: 8508
If your surgeon thinks that you have instability and this jeopardizes your spinal cord, most likely you do need an operation. A fusion will stabilize the unstable levels. Let us know what the MRI and flexion/extension X-rays note.
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