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any neurologists/neurosurgeons, anyone who knows anything about them?

(9 Posts)
worriedmum191 Thu 02-May-13 11:57:39

I have had a problem with walking, using my left hand/arm since august last year. I am also in a lot of pain and on numerous pain medications. I have had 3 MRI scans which all show 2 bulging discs at c5/c6 and c7/t1 but they aren't bad enough to be operate on.

It also shows behind them that there is a white mark on the MRI's which the consultant said was high signal intensity.

However he doesn't know what it is or what caused it and doesn't seem that interested in doing much to find out.

I saw them yesterday and he mentioned fibromyalgia but looking at the nhs site I don't meet the criteria for that as its all one sided pain and I don't have pain at 11 out of the 18 tender points.

I have also got hyperreflexia when they test the reflexes. this is particularly pronounced in my left leg.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to what the could be?

I am also going to go back to my GP and ask for a referral somewhere else. can anyone recommend a particular neurologist/neurosurgeon.

Thanks in advance for any help.

redastra Thu 02-May-13 12:08:21

Hi worriedmum! Sorry to hear you are having so many problems! Where are you? Would be easier to recommend someone!

worriedmum191 Thu 02-May-13 12:23:10

ooh yes sorry i'm in Yorkshire but I am willing to travel anywhere in the UK.

redastra Thu 02-May-13 12:35:48

I have pm'd you x

PavlovtheCat Thu 02-May-13 14:28:22

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Queenofknickers Thu 02-May-13 14:39:18

I had similar for 7 years until finally found the best ever neurosurgeon Mr Giles Critchley who operated on me smile He is Sussex based but oh-so worth it - genius.

PavlovtheCat Thu 02-May-13 14:40:57

I am sorry, it seems I put this on your thread and not in it's own thread! That's how fed up I am.

I was reading your neurosurgeon post is why, as I am waiting to see one (yeah right <laughs>)

I shall as the Powers That Be to remove it/stick it somewhere else etc. Sorry again

worriedmum191 Thu 02-May-13 21:07:13

Pavlov I am sorry to hear you are having a similar problem.

Queen thank you for the recommendation. I am off to look him up.

siluka Fri 03-May-13 17:11:16

I am treated by Mr Sparrow and his team at Southampton General. I have seen ALOT of Neuro people over the last 20 years and They are the best by far. Good luck!

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