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lumbar back injury, clonuus, medical mess

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  • Posted By: Bonkers
  • December 6, 2008
  • 05:51 AM

My daughter is 27yrs old and a medical mess lately. She injued her back about a year ago and has not been able to get much relief. When she was 16 she had a lamanectomy for a ruptured disc. Had failed back syndrome and had to have pain blocks for about 2 years. She finally had a period of time that she was doing better and went 5 years without need for a block. She found a job she realy liked and was enjoying. She had gained weight due to limit activit from pain problems, but had joined a gym and had lost about 40lbs. Then is when the injury happened. She had bent over and felt two of her back bones shift. One sliding forward over the other and then go back. She was in intense pain and sent to the ER. We have seen every doctor possible related to this problem.
Bottom line is no one seems to be able to help. Due to weight and past surgery she is not a sergical candidate, plus they say she has two buldging discs but cannot see where it is pressing on the spine enough to cause her symptoms. She has radiculopathy that goes down both legs. numbness and tingling in butt cheeks, weaknes in legs. We had gotten aproval for a pain stimulater to be implanted 2mos ago. We were set to go and she developed malignant hypertension. We just leard last weak that it is due to hyperaldosteronism. COBRA ran out while we were trying to get B/P under control. Now cannot do stimulator for pain. She had such high hopes it would help and she could have a life again. Now she has tremors and has been having clonus in her legs. It has caused her to fall down. It happens in both legs, but not usually at the same time. It will happen during the day but is really bad at night. 7-10 times a night. It wakes her up so she is not sleeping well. They want to do MRI of her head and neck. Also told us it could be metabolic. My question is , could this be related to her back injury? If so what does it mean? So far nothing has come back that indicates it is metabolic.

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