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Spinal Cord Compression ( acute)

macgivermmacgiver Posts: 1
edited 05/18/2015 - 4:04 AM in Lower Back Pain
I am a 23 male with type 1 diabetes. Two nights ago I engaged in an activity that resulted in spinal cord compression. It involved walking a long distance while carrying an awkward object that had some weight to it. I feel it in my neck, middle, and lower back, but concentrated in my neck and lower back. I feel stiff and weak/tired. I look stubbier than normal. My neck looks shorter/less extended from my body than normal. ( my own observations).

I am not in severe pain, but just can't stand the feeling or idea of my spine not being loose and extended as it ought to be. I am wondering if this will correct itself.

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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?
    - Was it the result of an accident or trauma?
    - 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?
    - What is your doctor’s action plan for treating you?

Providing answers to questions like this will give the member community here a better understanding
of your situation and make it easier to respond.

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  • - Analysis or interpretation of any diagnostic test (ie MRI, CTscan, Xray, etc)
    - Medical advice of any kind
    - Recommendations in terms of Medications, Treatments, Exercises, etc

What could be good for someone could spell disaster for another.
You should also consult your doctor to better understand your condition and the do’s and don’t’s.




It is very important that new members (or even seasoned members) provide others with details about their condition(s). It is virtually impossible to help another member when all the details we have are
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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--- Ron DiLauro, Spine-Health System Moderator : 05/18/15 11:06est
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Comments

  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,940
    What did your doctor have to say about possible treatments?
    He would know your situation best and be best to guide you and answer your questions.

    Best of luck to you
    Sue
    Spine-Health Moderator
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    Please read my medical history at: Medical History

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