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Brachial Plexus Nerve Avulsion C7-T1, Split spinal cord, 5 Cysts on spine.

PainzonePPainzone Posts: 1
edited 03/20/2015 - 5:13 AM in Pain Medications
Hello everyone,
This is my first time to enter a message and I hope to get some feedback. First off I think we are all in the same boat living in extreme pain. I've been in severe pain for 12 years, the last 2 months have been brutal and the medications which I will mention are of little help. I can't find a Neurosurgeon in Canada to do a DREZ, unless I try a SCS first which I'm waiting on right now and I doubt if it will have much of affect on my pain. Simply because no treatment has had any affect so far, that's why I want a DREZ. I was in touch with one of the best Neurosurgeons in U.S. from YYYY Baltimore, Maryland. He figured I'd be a candidate, however I have to find a way to get O.H.I.P. to cover the procedure. Some of you may have heard of this Neurosurgeon Dr.XXXXX. He is very famous for doing successful DREZ Surgeries all over the U.S. and other countries.
My main question is anyone taking these amounts for my type of injuries?
Methadone 40 mgs. daily
Gabapenten 3600 mgs. daily
Baclofen 80 mgs. daily

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It would be very helpful if you could provide us with more details. So many times we read about members who have different tests and they all come back negative. The more clues and information you provide, the better chances in finding out what is wrong,

Here are some questions that you should answer:

  • - When did this first start?
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    - What doctors have you seen? (Orthopedic, Neurosurgeon, Spine Specialist, etc)
    - What Conservative treatments have you had? Which ones?
    - What diagnostic tests have you had? And their results (MRI, CTScan, XRay, EMG, etc)
    - What medications are you currently using? (details, dosage, frequency, etc)
    - Has surgery been discussed as an option? (If so, what kind)
    - Is there any nerve pain/damage associated?
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I’ve had this for years, it hurts, I cant move my shoulder – what could this be, what treatment should I get?

Diagnosing spinal problems can be very difficult. In many ways its like a game of clue. Especially, when the diagnostic tests come back negative – no trouble found! Then its up to the patient and the doctor to start digging deeper. The doctor is like a detective. They need clues to help them move along. So, you as the patient need to provide the doctor with all sorts of clues. That is like it is here. Without having information about a condition, its impossible for anyone here to try to help.

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