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Apr 5, 2019 · Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS) in Digestive Health

That link doesn't work for me. Maybe because I'm using a smartphone for access.

Apr 4, 2019 · Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS) in Digestive Health

Long time no see… Dr. Hsu refused to do my surgery because of the injury that caused the issue. I've tried everything but the log story is I need this surgery in order to restore functionality of my muscles in my back. Being unable to bend or twist without aggravating the nerve center is causing a lot of other problems.

I need a surgeon list and the types of decompression they do. Does anyone have that info? I've requested access to mals pals but no response yet.

Jan 20, 2019 · Erector Spinae Trauma in Thoracic region (non-healing) in Spine Health

No breakthrus for me. I'm working with a neurotrauma surgeon right now in an attempt to hone in on the problem, but now I've torn my pelvic floor away from my tailbone and I'm still dealing with all that on top of this.

Nov 6, 2018 · Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS) in Digestive Health

My situation may be different as for the cause. Bachsmom, did you sustain any injuries before all this happened?

Jul 18, 2018 · Erector Spinae Trauma in Thoracic region (non-healing) in Spine Health

I'm a nuclear mechanical engineer working for the Navy, I have a wife and a little girl. I've always been very physically active and before the fall and one of the most motivated people you'd ever met. I approached Yale directly after I exhausted all the medical help in my area and have become completely fed up with the amount of red tape and New England's cold shoulder of health CARE.

Dr Dhanasopon is the thoracic surgeon at Yale, and I have setup an appointment with a Trauma Surgeon for tomorrow at Yale to try and convince him that the imaging is spot on and that I need surgical intervention to repair those muscles. The surgeon who did my cholecystectomy stated that I would need to see a Orthopedic Trauma Surgeon; but, I haven't been able to get my hands on anything. I'm really grasping at straws now.

Dhanasopon has not mentioned any possible causes for the pain at my back ribs and neither has the pain management doctor he referred me to at Backus Outpatient (Dr Kapor). Physical therapy has helped the herniation's and bulging disk in my back; but, severely aggravated my throat/esophagus nerves, chest and diaphragm. The muscle trauma has also become more defined. After a year and a half of this Trauma, I'm very aware of the full gamut of cause and effect.

My issue has not been clinically identified by any radiologist and no specialty I've seen has the balls to read the MRI imaging for themselves. I've challenged the reporting multiple times because I know that the abnormalities are physical, not an error in the imaging. For me, the images aren't just visual… I can feel it (like a knife). There is nowhere else to look, nothing else to question.

Jul 11, 2018 · Erector Spinae Trauma in Thoracic region (non-healing) in Spine Health

In March of 2017 I fell on a construction site laterally accross my mid-bak just above my lower ribs. The pain was unbearable for a couple of days and the anatomy of my lower ribs changed immediately (lower subluxation of right ribs/cartilage). I contacted my chiropractor and a couple orthopedic surgeons who cleared me for any spine injury. After a week, the pain subsided and I was able to get back to my normal activities; but, something wasn’t right and things just felt out of place and kind of discordinated.

In June of that year, I decided to take a 2 mile run to stretch out and possibly work out the bugs… The celiac ganglion became aggravated to the point where it caused me to be overcome by debilitating nausea for months, caused delayed gastric emptying and caused my galbladder to stop working (didn’t find out until 2/2018). This is when I started to aggressively persue help from the medical community.

In August of the same year, I felt well enough to help my neighbor move household goods. I felt strong until I made one last jump up into the back of the truck from the bumper and I felt my back muscle completely let go from below my shoulder blade down to my lower back. I immediately fell into shock, had major muscle spasms from my lower ribs all the way down to my lower back and had to purge my bowels right away.

Since then, I’ve been through countless blood tests, X-rays and GI testing that have left me going nowhere fast while my back started coming apart on me. Now, I’m working with a thoracic surgeon in yale who is still clueless of what’s going on even though I told him exactly what happened, where the pain is and what causes things to become aggravated.

We are currently stuck, we don’t know and cannot locate a surgeon who could perform the surgery of the muscle trauma. Physical therapy is helping my back; but, is aggravating my nerves all over again.

May 11, 2018 · Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS) in Digestive Health

I went back to Dr. Hsu after further consoltation… He said I have bigger unrelated issues going on that I need to resolve. DROPPED. Still doing pretty bad; but, I'm guessing that things are thoracic at this point.

May 1, 2018 · Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS) in Digestive Health

Hey, So my back is absolutely RIPPING. Has anyone else experienced this as a part of MALS? This Mid-back pain is excruciating and I find it hard to believe that it's from the MALS.