Thanks for your treatment advice, but it didn't answer the questions I asked at the beginning of this thread (i.e. CT xray results). I want to know what the CT report meant, not how to be treated for results, so I'm still as lost as I was before. FYI: I have received an IV treatment of Reclast under guidance of GYN.
In layman terms, what does this mean? ... Does this help confirm doc's dx of thoracic facet joint disease or is it more likely RSD that has spread?.... Complicated & confused.
I hope you can answer the original questions now. Thank you.
In this case scenario, the treatment would be based on controlling the symptoms only. You need a good orthopaedician's consultation in order to control the bone loss due to osteoporosis and plan the treatment further.
The RSD can be treated only if the bone mass is regained. Else the cycle of RSD would continue to keep your concern active.
Hence please discuss with a good orthopaedician as physical examination and assessment is vital, in the present condition.
Feel free to discuss further.
Job profile: Disabled due to upper & lower extremity RSD (currently using motorized wheelchair for distance & loftstrand arm crutches for in-house ambulating)
Past injury or accident: None to my back at all.
I have possible relevant history of osteoporosis since 35 y/o; and R.S.D. (reflex sympathetic dystrophy) since 38 y/o (due to shoulder sprain/strain injury). Again, no previous direct injuries to my spine.
Need more analysis to do.
Please tell me your
2) Job Profile
3) Past history of any accident or injury?
I also have the feeling of electricity buzzing in my back down to my hips, and through both my shoulders to fingers, and up my neck. I've had an SCS in the past for pain control, and that's exactly what it feels like to me; like I have an SCS implanted again and it's on. Weird I know. But it's not the same feeling as the "pins & needles" I get in my feet or fingers sometimes, or arms & legs when I've had them in a position too long. This electricity buzzing just appears and disappears when I'm doing could be doing nothing but watching TV, or I could be doing some craft of some sort. What could this be and/or what could be causing this?