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scoliosis of the c5-6 and c6-7 vertabrae

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  • Posted By: mmellys
  • September 3, 2011
  • 01:35 PM

Hi yesterday i was diagonsed with scoliosis and degenarative problems of my c-5-c6 and c6-c7 vertabrae. i have constant pain in my kneck right shoulder and ribs on the rightside. i get intermitten numbnees and throbing in my right arm and my fingers often tingle and then go numb (but not always) I find that i can  not sleep for very long because when i lie down the pain can become very intense. i suffer from regular headaches and occassional dizzy spells. My dr has said i need further tests before he can start treatment. so far i have had standing x-rays and numerous blood tests. He has not told me what treatment i will recieve. On monday i need to go to the hospital for an ultrasound. He has also told me that i am exstreamly anemic and that next week he will start me on treatment for this.,once i have has the ultra sound. i have been feeling very tierd lately. The pain in my neck is getting me down and i find it very difficult to work. i often go home in tears and get very snappy. Can anyone give me any information on treatment and medication i might be given. does anyone have any information on my condition. My dr has not been very giving on the information front. He also said that i have a problem with my heart that might be associated with my condition. he said i would have to have further tests. I am 42 years old. I am rarely ill. Im finding the whole situation very difficult and worry due to the lack of information. My friend feels i might be suffering from depression due to the tears and snappy behaviour. Any help and advice would be greatly appriciated

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