Thank you sir, as I am attempting to gather my records to send (which is not as easy as I thought….) my current practitioner has suggested a referral to a neurologist for possible botox injections to try and help with the bilateral trapezius swelling/hypertrophy/spasm/pain while I make a decision on how to proceed. Is this common? I have some concerns with the pseudoarthrosis & movement, if this is the right way to proceed. Thanks again!
I am unclear as to the need for botox. This will relieve spasm but at the price of muscle dysfunction. The muscles spasm generally to protect the spine from perceived danger. Remove the pathology that causes the spasm and the muscles will relax. Botox however is reversible (supposedly in 6 months). Possibly consider a steroid trigger point injection into a motor point. It should not be that difficult to get your records as you own them and should only pay processing charges to possess them.
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Thank you for your prompt reply, on the records I am dealing with 3 facilities who have all outsourced to different companies for records-have done more paperwork to get records than I did to have the surgery! LOL Did not mean to take up valuable forum time on a trivial side comment-again thanks for your prompt reply and advise!