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6 days ago · Herniated discs, history of injections, is it time for surgery? in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Hi Helen,
My name is Helen as well. About three years ago, I herniated a disk and it resulted in sciatica. It took three injections before I had significant relief. Physical therapy helped immensely. Before the injections and PT, I was in a wheelchair because of the intense pain. Three months after the pain started, I was walking. Let me know if you have any questions. Good luck to you.


Mon, Nov 4 8:23pm · Extreme Muscle pain. in Bones, Joints & Muscles

I am sorry to hear about all you have been going through. I know that statins can cause muscle weakness but I am assuming that someone has considered the role of statins in your case. I would strongly urge you to seek an appointment at Mayo. You can self-refer or perhaps your family doctor can help. Mayo is in-network for many insurers and the cost of medical care at Mayo is very reasonable. I live in the Philadelphia suburbs and have been going to Mayo Clinic in Rochester for some issues with my spine. Best of luck to you.

Fri, Oct 18 6:59pm · MRI with contrast in Bones, Joints & Muscles

I know the uncertainty is hard. When will you beat Mayo?

Fri, Oct 18 4:48pm · MRI with contrast in Bones, Joints & Muscles

It did not feel as though it were slipping out of place…just felt as though it did not move as smoothly as it should.

Thu, Oct 17 1:46pm · MRI with contrast in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Best of luck to you. Hope you can find a solution for your shoulder pain. Keep us posted.

Wed, Oct 16 11:11pm · MRI with contrast in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Yes…it is a journey but the Mayo Clinic is a good place to go. I am six months out from cervical spine surgery done at Mayo. I am so glad I had the surgery done. By way of background: I am 66 years old, overweight, diabetic, and I have asthma. I came through the surgery just fine.

Wed, Oct 16 4:53pm · MRI with contrast in Bones, Joints & Muscles

I had discomfort in my neck and shoulder blade. I also had hand tingling in both hands. Carpal tunnel surgery helped one hand but not the other. The cervical spine fusion ended the hand tingling.