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Disc prolapse at multiple levels, shortness of breath - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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User :   hello
Doctor :   Hi
User :   I re logged in.
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User :   Thank you. Do you believe i should see a spine specialist? I am yes having tingling in fingers and left arm
User :   The pain some days is just unbairable
Doctor :   ok
User :   and i bend over alot which doesnt prob seem to help.
Doctor :   you have disc prolapse at multiple levels

Doctor :  
in the cervical and thoracic region
User :   And lately I am having shortness in breath. Are they bad? i dont understand the severity of them.
User :   My dr currently has me on narcotics but he sent me to a non narcotic pain clinic and has now shut me off. andi am recieving much more pain. he refuses to continue to give them tome
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
the shortness of the breath is because of the defornity of the back and the pain in the back
Doctor :  
narcotics are not good drugs to be put on for long use
Doctor :  
the withdrawl and putting you on the non narcotic measures is good
Doctor :  
because over a peroid of time you will get addicted to the drug and develop resistance to the pain relief
User :   I just dont know who i should be seeing. I do not want to get worse. I am so young I model as well and i dont want to end up with hunch back
Doctor :   did you see a neuro surgeon ?

User :   I understand i do not want to be on narcotics or any pain medication i want to try to fix this problem. I was on narcotics for 5 years and am not being helped with my prob
Doctor :   did you consult a neuro surgeon?

User :   I was going to a diff dr prior and i have been seeing this one for a year now and i am still not recieving the proper care i feel.
User :   no
Doctor :  
the disease itself is such that it takes lot of time to recover
User :   I only saw a endocrin and rhumateud specialist
User :   my dr doesnt believe i need a neuro
User :   no neuro just for the osteo
User :   i have an apt tue and I think i should ask for a refferal to one
Doctor :  
the pain in the back is caused by the disc sitting on the nerves
Doctor :  
you need a neuro surgeon opinion
User :   i need treatment to recover. I have been suffering for years now and seems to be getting worse
Doctor :  
Doctor :   meet a neuro surgeon with all your reports
User :   now recently i am having neck pain which i never had before.
Doctor :   ok
User :   i am on vitamin supplements and pain meds thats all
User :   i am also a single mother and its hard being in so much pain
User :   i will need a referral correct?
Doctor :   i understand
Doctor :  
yes you need a referal to neuro surgeon
Doctor :  
he will fix the pain part of the back
Doctor :  
ask for referal this time you meet your doc
User :   I have never done this chat thing before. I just needed some explanation of my mri cause Nobody wants to tell me the details. I appreciateyour time and help
User :   there is treatment for this condition?
Doctor :   yes there is treatment

User :   ok ask for a neurosugion? or neurologist? neurosurgion right
Doctor :  
ask for neuro surgeon
Doctor :  
not neurologist
Doctor :   did you understood the MRI report

Doctor :   please fill the feed back form

User :   Thank you for all you help and helping me understand my condition.
Doctor :   is there any thing else i can help you with

User :   thank you again
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User :   yes i did i wish i had the other one. i did rate was excellent
Doctor :   thank you
User :   no thank you. but this condition does cause severe pain?
Doctor :  
you consult the neuro serguon he will do his best to relieve your pain
Doctor :  
there are many options to relieve pain in you
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