- While its true that its never wise to go for surgery, at times Physical
therapy can aggrivate.
As in my husbands case, the physical therapy according to the new Xrays and
new MRI, showed that the vertebra has compressed more and that they are
crumbling after each session.
Our Neurosurgeon, neurologist and our MD, all agreed that this was a
condition that could have been prevented,if his original doctor hasnt just
said its from overwork.
What I am saying is this, ( and many of you simply dont know that I am a
doctor)I dont go for immediate surgery, Indeed accupuncture to alleviate,
EMI to show nurological discharge, MRI for confirmation that its not
something else is essential.
Proper diagnostic tools can assure the condition, and often outward signs
that are treated can be indictive of say Osteoporosis,
Arthritis,Reynauds,diabetic neuropathy, fibromyalgia etc.
Ask questions when you go to your doctor, ask for Xrays, MRI of the neck and
the arm, have a conduction study done. Make sure you are dealing with just a
simple muscle strain.
Too many conditions of repetiative actions can be more serious and though
many GPs imediately go for carpal tunnel, it could be something else too.
If you ahve been doing this for many years, just make sure of what you have.
especially ifthe pain has been going on for years or has disrupted any
Dr. Julia Sherman DN, PhT.