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Paraspinal Muscle Edema and Atrophy????

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  • Posted By: Cyndilou
  • October 18, 2012
  • 09:25 PM

Hello, my name is Cyndi and in 2010 I was diagnosed with severe Degenerative Disc and Joint Disease at the age of 30. Since then my condition has progressed to the point that I am now disabled and having frequent falls while walking. I've had 80 plus falls within about 8 months and I was diagnosed with paraspinal muscle atrophy in April of this year. I also have numerous other issue as well as Spinal Stenosis, Dextroscolosis, multiple herniated or protruding discs in all areas of my spine that are either intruding on my spinal cord or flattening my spinal. They are also affecting my nerve roots and I have something called clumping of the nerve roots. I have severe pain every day and I've been falling almost every day and sometimes twice a day. I have no warning, my legs just cave on me no matter if I'm using my walker or cane. I've seen several neurosurgeons and I'm currently seeing a pain specialist who has given me tons of injections but no one can tell me why I'm falling so much and I done some research on the muscle atrophy and it kind of scared me cause I have all the symptoms and it can lead to paralysis or wheelchair at a young age! Has anyone had any experience with muscle atrophy or just can give me any information on it please? Thank you, Cyndi

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