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welcome to spine-health
while you may have provided us with some information, there is always more to provide.
one of the most important things that members can do is to provide the rest of the community with as much information about themselves as possible. it is so very difficult for anyone to respond when we do not have enough information to go on. this is not meant to indicate that you are doing anything wrong or violated any rule, we are just trying to be pro-active and get the information upfront so that people can start responding to your thread.
so many times we read about members who have different tests and they all come back negative. the more clues and information you provide, the better chances in finding out what is wrong, the fact that your test results are negative does not mean that you are fine and without any concerns. many times it takes several diagnostic tests and procedures to isolate a specific condition.
here are some questions that you should answer:
when did this first start
what kind of diagnostic tests have you had and what were the results
summarize the results, please do not post all details, we cannot analyze them. how many different tests have you had over the years?
what medications are you currently using? (details, dosage, frequency, etc)
has surgery been discussed as an option? if so, what kind)
providing answers to questions like this will the member community a better understanding of your situation and make it easier to respond to your discussion.
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i also strongly suggest that you take a look at our faq (frequently asked questions) which can be found under your avatar or by going to faq there you will find much information that will help you better utilize the spine-health system
please remember that no one at spine-health is a formally trained medical professional.
everything that is posted here is based on personal experiences and perhaps additional research. as such, no member is permitted to provide
what could be good for someone could spell disaster for another. you should also consult your doctor to better understand your condition and the do’s and don’t’s.
diagnosing spinal problems can be very difficult. in many ways it’s like a game of clue. especially, when the diagnostic tests come back negative – no trouble found! then it’s up to the patient and the doctor to start digging deeper. the doctor is like a detective they need clues to help them move along. so, you as the patient need to provide the doctor with all sorts of clues. that is like it is here. without having information about a condition, its impossible for anyone here to try to help.