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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have severe and I mean 9 on a scale of 1-10. I have seen 10 doctors who all say it is muscle. I have had 9 trigger point injections, two spinal epidurals, 5 weeks of PT (2xper week for 1 hr). On percocet, flexeril, and anti-inflammatory patches. NOTHING is working. Do you have an suggetsions of where to go next. I can't sleep, I don't eat due to the pain, I am going crazy.
Doctor :   Hello
Doctor :   i am Dr xxxx here
Doctor :   Give me a min, let me read your query
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender ? and also can you tell me the exact location of the pain ?
User :   F 31 L4-S3
Doctor :   Any other problem ?
Doctor :   Did you got all the tests done ?
User :   numbness in the left arm only lasted about 2 weeks
Doctor :   MRI. CT ?
User :   yes all tests- MRI, X_Ray, EMG
User :   ct yes
Doctor :   and all came normal ?
User :   ruled out TIA
Doctor :   Any nerve compression ?
User :   showed DDD, slight disc buldge, syrinx (small)
User :   none shown
User :   no surgery or treatment necessary for DDD,Disc budlge and syrinx
Doctor :   But if the pain is unbearable
User :   yes
Doctor :   then surgery is and indication
User :   pain management
Doctor :   an **
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