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    Hi Dr Corenman, I was involved in a side impact rta in 1998 and have been severely crippled with neurological pains which are likening to the pain of a very bad tootache and at times an abcess only they affect my entire nervous system and and much more excruciating down my entire left hand side. They are tripled with weakness of that side in addition to being accompanied with major sensory impairment which has caused me quite a lot of function loss in my internal body parts and organs. I feel nausiatingly sick the whole time and am laid up on my couch almost 24/7 with any of the time that I am up and about to perhaps make myself a cup of tea, being extremely unbearable. My feet always feel like they are going to burst and the apprentice specialists we have here in Northern Ireland have been putting the whole thing down to minor whiplash. The ligaments snap or else the bones crunch in the centre of my chest and go right through to my back in between my shoulderblades where I feel like there is a very large knife blade lodged. When these snaps or cracks happen, the pain eases for a little while but begins to build up again. I got a bang on my left temple and got my pelvis badly twisted and my hip joints crack and click on movement. I may have sustained a mild TBI as a result. If You Wish I will send images of my spine for you to tell me what you see. Yours Sincerely, Crawford Baird.

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    The differential diagnosis of your pain is a long list. Spinal cord injury is one possibility. What work-up have you undergone and what preliminary diagnoses have you had?

    Dr. Corenman

    bangus
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    Over the years the diagnosis’s have been nothing more than lame excuses like mild degenerative changes, minor whiplash, wear and tear and more recently oesteophytes. This is Northern Ireland where specialists will not commit themselves to diagnosing because they’re all in the pockets of the big insurers so people like me get to suffer and don’t get the treatment we need and far less the compensation we deserve. The corruption here is rife and it is impossible to get the truth. I have to be careful when turning to either side because when I do my whole abdomen stays in the turned out position after I have turned back to being straight again. I have to physically lift and turn or manually manoeuvre my abdomen back into it’s proper position. Please have a look at my twitter account where I have uploaded images from my scans and I know I’m no expert, but these do not look right to me at all. Twitter address is : @crawfordbaird … For work-up I have had 2 years of physio to no avail, 6 months of attending a Chiropractor, again no avail, Several Cervical Nerve Root Injections and no avail but the birth if a Tic, any exertion even slight just causes all of the symptoms to really flare up. I need opiate based medication 4 to 6 times daily to bring the pain levels down to being bearable. Even if I say so myself, there is something quite sinister going on.

    bangus
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    Over the years the diagnosis’s have been nothing more than lame excuses like mild degenerative changes, minor whiplash, wear and tear and more recently oesteophytes. This is Northern Ireland where specialists will not commit themselves to diagnosing because they’re all in the pockets of the big insurers so people like me get to suffer and don’t get the treatment we need and far less the compensation we deserve. The corruption here is rife and it is impossible to get the truth. I have to be careful when turning to either side because when I do my whole abdomen stays in the turned out position after I have turned back to being straight again. I have to physically lift and turn or manually manoeuvre my abdomen back into it’s proper position. Please have a look at my twitter account where I have uploaded images from my scans and I know I’m no expert, but these do not look right to me at all. Twitter address is : @crawfordbaird … For work-up I have had 2 years of physio to no avail, 6 months of attending a Chiropractor, again no avail, Several Cervical Nerve Root Injections and no avail but the birth if a Tic, any exertion even slight just causes all of the symptoms to really flare up. I need opiate based medication 4 to 6 times daily to bring the pain levels down to being bearable. Even if I say so myself, there is something quite sinister going on.

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    You need to send the radiologists report of X-rays, MRI and/or CT scan, all suspected diagnoses by all consultants and your symptoms based upon the section “How to describe symptoms”. If you have had neurologists with EMGs- send those results too. What specific blocks you have undergone and the results from the first three hours (see pain diary)?

    Dr. Corenman

    bangus
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    Hello Dr Corenman, Sorry I took so long to come back to you, I had asked my GP for a second time to do another referral to another Hospital away a long time before I had first contacted you and he hadn’t done anything about it, until now, so I will send you copies of everything that is in this package, cds, reports, etc and although the referral letter is made out to The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, hopefully this won’t matter. Have you got a chance to look at my images which are among my photographs on my twitter account yet ? the contact is @crawfordbaird

    Kindest Regards, Crawford

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