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Sep 24, 2019 · Herniated disc in Spine Health

Thanks for thinking of me. I really do feel better. The only thing now is that I feel like I have brain fog and seem kind of dizzy and out of it. I’m going to try and taper down a little on the gabapentin and see if that helps. Hopefully life will get back to normal soon. Thanks again. Carol

Sep 24, 2019 · Herniated disc in Spine Health

So much good information here. What a blessing. I made it to Mayo Clinic yesterday and saw the physiatrist first. He was amazing. He spent at least an hour with my husband and me and explained things very well. I was able to get an EMG done right away which confirmed what was causing the problem. I saw the surgeon last and we decided not to do any surgery yet. It is getting much better and hope to go back to work next week pending what my primary care doctor suggests. I so wish we lived closer to Mayo Clinic so that would be my place to go. Thank you to all those who commented on this post. I’m so very grateful!

Sep 21, 2019 · Herniated disc in Spine Health

That’s really interesting. I did find one therapist that does it maybe 50 miles from us. I guess I’ll see what the doctors suggest. You’re a wealth of information. Thank you for sharing your time and knowledge with me and others who are on this site.

Sep 21, 2019 · Herniated disc in Spine Health

Thanks again Jennifer for sharing that. I will definitely ask the doctor about TOS. I wonder if any of the therapists here would know the technique in the video about MFR. I’m looking forward to seeing the doctors there at Mayo. I’m trying to get my questions in order so I’m prepared. I don’t know what they will suggest. I do enjoy going there. It takes a lot of the stress out of serious situations. That’s worth a lot. I will definitely keep you informed on what they decide.

Sep 15, 2019 · Herniated disc in Spine Health

Not sure why my other post came up as farmgirl57. Should have been Ktgirl. Anyway it’s me “Carol”.

Sep 14, 2019 · Herniated disc in Spine Health

Thanks so much for your response. I’m definitely going to copy off your questions. I had my shoulder replacement done there in 2012. At that time I had no idea what to ask. I wish I would have had a better idea what I was getting into. The surgery went fine. My sister-in-law works at Mayo and she looked at the incision the day after the surgery and said it was the cleanest incision she had ever seen. However I did therapy back home and I feel like I wasn’t made aware of what to expect. When I went back to Mayo a while later – not sure how long after – I saw a physical therapist at Mayo. I wish I had seen someone there after my surgery. I’ve questioned how my doctor here acted when I saw her. I’ll probably see her again for my annual physical and see how she is then.

Anyway, thanks again for your help. It’s so good to hear from someone whose been down this road before. I’ll let you know how it goes next week when I get to Mayo. I’m so glad my back is feeling better now. It should make the trip there easier.

Mar 26, 2017 · Shoulder pain 5 years after replacement in Joint Replacements

It actually is feeling better today. I work retail in a home store where some of the merchandise is rather heavy. I probably just over did it. I am using orencia right now and also sulfasalazine and plaquenil. I take 5 mgs of prednisone and Celebrex. I don’t like taking so many drugs but what do you do. My rheumatologist said I could try xeljanz but decided to stay the course I’m on until I see her again. My RA is the problem. My elbows are pretty bad too. I couldn’t do as much therapy as I should have because my elbows were getting worse. So that’s where I’m at.
Thanks for responding.

Mar 24, 2017 · Shoulder pain 5 years after replacement in Joint Replacements

I had my left shoulder replaced June 2012 and I am having some of the same pain I had before the surgery. I have RA and my elbows are bad as well. Does anyone else out there have pain after the surgery?