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TTS or spine related

Posted by Jana on 10/05/01 at 11:31 (062296)

There have been several comments on this board relating TTS to a spine problem (nerve compression). Has anyone successfully found a more correct diagnosis that is spine-related than TTS? How you go about that process and what type of doctor to work with, orthopedic? Neurologist? Neurosurgeon? A spine and sport specialist?

Re: TTS or spine related

DENNIS on 10/05/01 at 17:03 (062331)

I SAW A RHEUMATOLOGIST WHO ORDERED A CAT SCAN THAT SHOWED SPINAL STENOSIS. HE IN TURN REFERRED ME TO A NEUROSURGEON WHO ORDERED PHYSICAL THERAPY AS HE FELT THAT MY CONDITION WAS NOT SEVERE ENOUGH TO WARRANT SURGERY. THE THING THAT THE NEUROSURGEON SAID WAS THAT IN THE CASE OF SPINAL STENOSIS, THE PAIN SHOULD START FROM THE BUTTOCKS AND GO DOWN THE LEGS TO THE FEET. IN MY CASE THE PAIN WAS/IS IN THE FEET AND LOWER LEGS. IT STARTED IN THE FEET AND IS WORKING IT'S WAY UP AS OPPOSED TO WORKING IT'S WAY DOWN. YOU MAY WISH TO CONTACT A NEUROSURGEON OR A RHEUMATOLOGIST.

Re: TTS or spine related

Ed Davis, DPM on 10/07/01 at 13:31 (062436)

Jana:

A neurologist is a good place to start. Their forte are their diagnostic skils in the areas of pinpointing the problem areas. A nerve conduction test (NCV) may be ordered. Think of an NCV as an electician testing electrical circuits to find out where the 'short' is.
Ed

Re: TTS or spine related

DENNIS on 10/05/01 at 17:03 (062331)

I SAW A RHEUMATOLOGIST WHO ORDERED A CAT SCAN THAT SHOWED SPINAL STENOSIS. HE IN TURN REFERRED ME TO A NEUROSURGEON WHO ORDERED PHYSICAL THERAPY AS HE FELT THAT MY CONDITION WAS NOT SEVERE ENOUGH TO WARRANT SURGERY. THE THING THAT THE NEUROSURGEON SAID WAS THAT IN THE CASE OF SPINAL STENOSIS, THE PAIN SHOULD START FROM THE BUTTOCKS AND GO DOWN THE LEGS TO THE FEET. IN MY CASE THE PAIN WAS/IS IN THE FEET AND LOWER LEGS. IT STARTED IN THE FEET AND IS WORKING IT'S WAY UP AS OPPOSED TO WORKING IT'S WAY DOWN. YOU MAY WISH TO CONTACT A NEUROSURGEON OR A RHEUMATOLOGIST.

Re: TTS or spine related

Ed Davis, DPM on 10/07/01 at 13:31 (062436)

Jana:

A neurologist is a good place to start. Their forte are their diagnostic skils in the areas of pinpointing the problem areas. A nerve conduction test (NCV) may be ordered. Think of an NCV as an electician testing electrical circuits to find out where the 'short' is.
Ed