Hi, Pals... and friends. quick question.

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Scheduled for neck surgery Feb 27th. I think I can fully rule out PLS or any MND if you can confirm the following.

Consistently each time for the past few days, if I do 30 to 40 push ups 3x a day, my leg stiffness and weakness improves noticeably right after and it stays better for a long period of time. All my effort is soley using my arms and shoulders. I also notice my hyper reflexes are much better as well as a result. Although my twiching increases dramatically.

If you would be so kind to confirm that this particular exercise wouldnt make a PLS sufferer feel better. Thanks
 

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MND symptoms do not improve as a result of exercise.
 

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Not too many PLS sufferers can do 90-120 push-ups a day with ease. But we can't confirm something like that 100%, as I think you know.

What I can say is that if you haven't done PT as yet, I wouldn't jump into neck surgery without trying it, as your report suggests that it could make a real difference and PT is normally first line anyway.
 
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Laurie,
Neurologic compromise— in this case, I believe brisk reflexes and leg atrophy, in the presence of spinal stenosis is actually an indication for surgery. However, it’s appropriate for Taxmeless to discuss the improvement in symptoms following exercise with the neurosurgeon.
 

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Taxmeless, I agree (everyone would agree) that exercise will not improve any MND.

You're still here?

Everyone, excuse me if I'm a little confused here. Has not Taxmeless had a whole lot of opportunities to get questions answered? I recall that this user is thoroughly cleared, and has no rational reasons whatsoever to worry about MNDs. Am I wrong in that assessment?
 

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Thanks for the confirmation. Best of luck.
 

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Mike,

You are correct. The last blog was closed after numerous questions were answered numerous times.

Taxmeless,

Take good care for your surgery ahead, which has nothing to do with an MND, therefore, answers here may not be beneficial.

Goodbye.
 

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Look, my last neurologist appointment and my visit with a ALS specialist. Didnt rule out MND and thought it maybe PLS. My symptoms didnt fit cervical in a classicial sense. I came on here not be annoying, but rather to get answers to questions as I try to figure this life decision out better. Some people responded with relevant info to help me and I really appreciated it. I think you know who you are and I think you are the salt of the earth. Some were just annoying, antagnostic and misinformed.. I wish everybody the best. DONE HERE> PLEASE DONT RESPOND with any negative comments. I dont need that in my life and I am sure you dont either. In the future if you find somebody you dont want to follow or respond. Ignore them, they dont need your abuse. They are hurting too. Adios!
 

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I am closing this thread since the OP is finished with his questions. Wishing him a quick recovery
 
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