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  • foxylady
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    Well, I have seen a Neurosurgeon today at Hull. I am disgusted with him. He will not operate to relieve pressure on nerve. Told me to just leave it and see if it makes itself better. He said we will do nerve conduction studies on both arms. He started talking about he thinks it is Diabetic Polyneuropathy. I said no! We have the scan to prove what it is. It is spinal nerve compression. It was sudden onset. I just feel they are inventing things that are not true so they don’t have to operate. Very annoyed with them and I will be putting a complaint in. Thank you for your help on here Sir.

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    I have heard the NRS is a slow and sometimes intolerable service. It is not as bad here with private insurance but is getting worse.

    Dr. Corenman

    PLEASE REMEMBER, THIS FORUM IS MEANT TO PROVIDE GENERAL INFORMATION ON SPINE ANATOMY, CONDITIONS AND TREATMENTS. TO GET AN ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS, YOU MUST VISIT A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL IN PERSON.
     
    Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.
    foxylady
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    How long before a nerve dies and cannot be returned to normal please Sir? I’m scared they will leave me and never decompress the nerve in my neck. 8 years ago they refused to operate on my lumbar for numb feet, even though scan proved compression and neurologist said it is lumbar spine causing the numbness.

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    This nerve injury can vary and cervical nerves have a better chance of recovery due to their shorter lengths. If a nerve is malfunctioning (motor weakness), the sooner a nerve is decompressed, the better.

    Dr. Corenman

    PLEASE REMEMBER, THIS FORUM IS MEANT TO PROVIDE GENERAL INFORMATION ON SPINE ANATOMY, CONDITIONS AND TREATMENTS. TO GET AN ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS, YOU MUST VISIT A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL IN PERSON.
     
    Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.
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