Posted by M.L. on August 05, 1999 at 11:11:51:
In Reply to: Re: A Nightmare it is! posted by Miss T on August 05, 1999 at 10:05:10:
The vascular surgeon says my symptoms are not those of myofascial syndrome, also myofascial spreads instead of being just in one area. To rule out anything else they have done a C-spine, emg, Vascular (Doppler) Ultrasound, and now the MRI. Some doctors will also include the MRA which looks for blockage in the veins. Also they did some physical tests, like pulling my arms up in the "stick up" position, opening and closing them for about 25 times. I lose my pulse and my arms are heavy and white. But this manuvering alone is not enough because WC can always claim you have a disc pinching a nerve, etc. That's why they do all the other tests.
The major specialists on TOS are in The Colorado Rockies Vascular Center. One of them is Dr. Richard J. Sanders, he wrote a book on it and only treats the condition. Also, Dr. Arnest. They were both trained by the leading Dr on it, Dr. Roos (recently retired).
Feel free to e-mail me, I have to run now to the Dr.
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