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Paramuscle

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It won't, but that was up to a higher power long ago. In turn, I am sorry the revolving cast of fat fucks in suits in Washington has had their effect on you and others here who wore uniforms instead of expensive suits. (but I digress)
I think that was the hardest part for me. I wrapped myself up in the idea of God and country and after I got hurt I was thrown away and treated like the biggest piece of shit on the planet. The tried their dead level best to ruin me. The insurance companies that handle the contracting side of that world tried to run us into the ground. You get hurt and go from making $1k/ day or whatever to making that a month. There is a max for DBA and it won't pay your bills. I should have prepared better but I was younger, much dumber. They shut off my checks and denied critical surgeries until I finally got a serious lawyer from Bush Seniors staff and finally got it taken care of but its a bad, bad fight. I was 100% disabled although I still work and refuse the parking pass.... They know they have to pay you so they try to bankrupt you so that measly little amount they dangle in front of you seems better than nothing. I fought hard, wife and I had to sell damn near everything to stay afloat, even her jewelry. They don't give a fuck about any of us. They all cry out to help us but none every do.... Its all BS. I love my country and have literally bled for it but fuck this GD govt.... If it were up to me the entire body of elected officials would be dangling from trees in DC.



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I've been going through a back issue since last year. We recently moved down south and when my back acted up went to an ortho. They did the standard xray turn sent me off for an MRI. Results came back there is nothing wrong, stared looking around to other specialists since the chiropractor thought it was a rib, 2 specialists later I'm told to go to pain medicine, they can't find anything. So I booked a ticket to fly north and see my old ortho. He pulls up the original MRI from last year and says here's your problem. I can see it, everyone I've shown it to can see it, the guy with years of medical school, nope, never saw it. So now we're trying decompression therapy, if that's a no go, I'll fly back, I'm done with the orthopedic people in SC. Here's the image, see if you too can spot it.
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Paramuscle

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I've been going through a back issue since last year. We recently moved down south and when my back acted up went to an ortho. They did the standard xray turn sent me off for an MRI. Results came back there is nothing wrong, stared looking around to other specialists since the chiropractor thought it was a rib, 2 specialists later I'm told to go to pain medicine, they can't find anything. So I booked a ticket to fly north and see my old ortho. He pulls up the original MRI from last year and says here's your problem. I can see it, everyone I've shown it to can see it, the guy with years of medical school, nope, never saw it. So now we're trying decompression therapy, if that's a no go, I'll fly back, I'm done with the orthopedic people in SC. Here's the image, see if you too can spot it.
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Bro, it is 1000% about finding a decent doctor. I have had 3 consults now and they only agree on one thing, I have no options left except a fusion. I wish I had taken pics of the X-rays. Iwill call Monday and have them send them so I can show you guys.

Hopefully the therapy helps you..

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I was among the first in the country to receive a lumbar artificial disc replacement. My spine doctor's tag line was, "refuse to fuse." Dude is a stud, worked successfully (early) on Ronnie Coleman, would recommend consult.
 
Paramuscle

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This is my MRI report fro last week. If anyone has any knowledge in the arena, I would love to hear from you.



PROCEDURE: MR LUMBAR SPINE WO

CLINICAL: Low back pain. Lumbar radiculopathy.

TECHNIQUE: Sagittal T1W, T2W and STIR sequences; axialT1W and T2W.

FINDINGS: The lumbar lordotic curve is normal. Spondylotic osteophytes are seen from T12-L1 all the way down to L5-S1. There is decreased signal of the discsfrom L2-L3 to L5-S1 indicative of dehydration and desiccation. The conus is normal, located at the T12-L1level.

At L1-L2, L2-L3, L3-L4 and L4-L5, there is broadbased posterior disc herniation in the central and lateral aspectin both sides measuring 3.1 mm in AP diameter, indenting the thecal sac, causing narrowing of the neural foramenin both sides. Hypertrophic changes are noted in the facet joints.

At L5-S1, osteophyte formation is present, marked narrowing of the disc space and decreased signal of the disc indicative of spondylosis and discogenic disease. There is alteration of the bone marrow signal pattern in the adjoining bones appearing as bright signal on T1W and T2W sequences representing Modic type I marrowreactive changes secondary to the underlying discogenicdisease. There is large posterior disc herniation more prominent in the central, paracentral and left lateralaspect measuring as much as 6.8 mm in AP diameter in the left, indenting the thecal sac, impinging on the left S1nerve root at the level of the lateral recess. Facet arthropathy is present. There is marked left lateral recessand left foraminal stenosis at this level.

The conus is normal, located at the T12-L1 level. No fracture, dislocation, epidural hematoma, or soft tissue mass.

IMPRESSION:

A. At L5-S1, osteophyte formation is present, marked narrowing of the disc space and decreased signal of the disc indicative of spondylosis and discogenic disease. There is alteration of the bone marrow signal pattern in the adjoining bones appearing as bright signal on T1W and T2W sequences representing Modic type I marrowreactive changes secondary to the underlying discogenicdisease. There is large posterior disc herniation more prominent in the central, paracentral and left lateralaspect measuring as much as 6.8 mm in AP diameter in the left, indenting the thecal sac, impinging on the left S1nerve root at the level of the lateral recess. Facet arthropathy is present. There is marked left lateral recessand left foraminal stenosis at this level.

B. At L1-L2, L2-L3, L3-L4 and L4-L5, there is broadbased posterior disc herniation in the central and lateral aspectin both sides measuring 3.1 mm in AP diameter, indenting the thecal sac, causing narrowing of the neural foramenin both sides. Hypertrophic changes are noted in the facet joints.
 
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