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    Wondering what I should do

    When my neck issues first started I saw another neurosurgeon, who assured me that the pain I was having in my left hand had nothing to do with my back. She told me it was probably carpal tunnel or something like that. The only time I have pain in my hand is when I try to pinch something or push...
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    Wondering what I should do

    I know, stress has been really doing a number on me. I've been trying to spend more time with my fiance because she always seems to make me feel a little bit better. I don't really want to take any big drugs, so I started taking Saint John's Wort and that seems to be helping a little as well. I...
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    Wondering what I should do

    It is crazy, isn't it? I do visual fx, which is mainly programming and 3d design on the computer. In my industry people who work fast are valued. At this point it hasn't stopped me from working, but it definitely slowing me down. It's becoming very painful and tiring to type and I'm just...
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    Wondering what I should do

    The neurosurgeon wants me to do two things before he moves on with the surgery. One, I'm having another way more thorough EMG tomorrow, because he doubts the accuracy of the first one, due to the atrophy. Two, I'm having an epidural to see if it helps with any of my symptoms. My neurosurgeon...
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    Wondering what I should do

    Well right now I think it's looking like I'm going to be having neck surgery... I'm worried that I'll be having an unecessary surgery however. I've been to two neurosurgeons now who both think the disc bulge I have could not be causing my symptoms. One of my surgeons has agreed to perform the...
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    Wondering what I should do

    Hi Toto, I am aware a disc bulge at that level can cause those symptoms. In fact I was hoping my neurosurgeon would tell me just that and alleviate my fears. However, he told me that he didn't believe my disc protrusion could be causing the kind of symptoms I've been experiencing because it...
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    Wondering what I should do

    Hi trfogey, The Neuro who did the EMG noticed the atrophy but said that it was probably from a some kinda repetitive stress injury like carpal tunnel. i went to a good hand surgeon though and he said he couldn't find anything physically wrong with my hand, well aside from the atrophy. The neuro...
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    Wondering what I should do

    Thank you for all the replys, they helped a bit. Lately I've been a little more depressed and no matter how hard I try, I find myself feeling pretty disheartened. I am still in process of being diagnosed. I've had a twitch in my left eye for the last 4/5 months and back pain for the last 2 or...
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    Wondering what I should do

    Thank you for the responses. I'll try to keep my head up until I have a reason not to. I'll keep you guys posted. Thanks again!
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    Wondering what I should do

    Hi, this is my first post here. I'm 26 years old and I'm a bit scared. I haven't been diagnosed yet but I have some symptoms which really scare me. I have an appointment with a good Neuro next monday and another appointment for EMG testing on wednesday. I know the only person that can diagnose...
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