I never heard of PMR DRS but after I was referred I studied up. I was excited to get any new Dr to look me over and a PMR seemed like the perfect referral . Dr visit 2-13-15
Bad Spasam in waiting room just from ride over, my right arm and hand swelled up? So numb I could not use it at all. I brought video of recent new symptoms and copies of emails to Drs re: shaky leg condition, possible myoclonus have not been sleeping ?
So much for seeing a special specialist at the spine clinic PM'&R Dr. saw me at my worst
he said "sorry." I've never seen a case like yours it's beyond me. Offered to show him my recordings but he said he's seen enough. He did write over a page of documentation of his observations swollen arm? Shaking legs he talked about calling My surgeon who cut my State Disability from his name to protect his rep? " said MRI looks good my surgery s were successful " PMR said he would consult with surgeon about setting up intrathecal (i.e. Inside your spinal fluid) baclofen. Why they call Surgeon who I have not seen in a year is beyond me? Finger pointing ? your problem not mine ? I asked for another MRI stating my primary refused me because I was scanned 6 mo. Prior? Who's to say I did not rupture another disk since then? PMR spoke about acupuncture , water therapy, pain management, said all should be tried. and may help a little. The look of resignation on his face was disheartening. I reminded him that I can't get to these therapies to even try since I can't drive.
They made me go to primary's office after app. they did not want to let me leave the hospital due to high blood Pressure. I said screw that, as long as you guys can't fix my back I will have bad pain, and the real high blood pressure when I Spasam And then I walked out ! lol pushed out in wheelchair actually mad stressed discouraged and in a lot of pain. He did proscribe Nortripline to help me sleep.? I've taken it before Dr knew I would be further depressed after visit.
I have all these new symptoms since last Botox treatment on Jan 28 tingling feet and hands, numb/ swollen arm, shaky leg syndrome, convulsions that won't let me sleep. They don't want to hear that they may have made me worse? When I brought it up Dr brushed off as part of the whole problem that we need to look into.