You are up to speed. We all have our own pace and we all need to look out for each other. I never begrudge help or advise. I just wanted to share more info with you.
The "story" is how it happened. Long story and I'm on the run, but please keep posting. He'll I was going to recommend you be a moderator. You have such great knowledge to share.View Thread
Good guess, but I need to tell you more. My spinal cord and nerves ( ganglion and peripheral ) are miraculously inI good condition. My spine was crushed when a tree fell on me and literally crushed my spine 3-4 inches. Each disc rupture and bone fractures have been posterior leaving the spinal cord unharmed. I also incurred a subdural hematoma, broke 8 ribs and crushed my right lung.
Long term the 3-4 inches removed from my spine has rearranged the thoracic muscles and attachment points. Now my muscles and spine don't agree with each other. My spine has an artificial curve and muscles are trying to straighten it up. This creates a mix of problems from crushed bone and discs that are completely gone to muscles in constant spasms. The good news is I have no peripheral nerve damage. I am fused from T4-L3 so I'm a bit on the stiff side and my balance is not all that great.
That's good to know. The book I recommended talks about the marketing schemes being the primary differences between NSAIDS. The cox-2 inhibitors were good until they got yanked. They were linked to cardiac problems, but I can't help laugh when I listen too the disclaimers on all the vanity drugs or contraception commercials.View Thread
I was taking around 2,000 mg a day as it quit working so we kept increasing the dose. I finally quit taking it until a few weeks ago and started right up on 900/day. It, along with another muscle relaxer do help a bit taking the edge off. I don't notice any side effects at all. Time will tell if it lasts.View Thread
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