In my biz we used to have an expression: "RFM". Since Steve Jobs has made Zen so famous, the FM has decreased even more in popularity. I have not been able to find a copy. Other than an antique one on motorcycle maintenance, and another even weirder one by some guy named Grey whose drawings are sometimes found on Wikipedia, I have been limited to what I could find on the Inertnet.grandsons4 wrote:I guess "easy, quick, and inexpensive" isn't in the reference manual
uprightdoc wrote:Oppenheim and Chaddocks are variations of Babinski done on the lateral malleolus and medial tibia. Hoffman's sign is done by flicking the middle fingertip and watching for flexion of finger muscles. The calf doesn't have inner adductor muscles. It has plantar flexors and extensors, and foot invertors/pronators and everters/supinators. Dorsiflexion is controlled by the anterior tibialis on the medial side and the peroneus tertius on the lateral side. You don't want to stimulate the nerve to dorsiflex the foot. You want to stimulate the motor points, which tend to be located near the belly of the muscle. I don't know why things were placed where they are but despite all the shortcomings the design of the body is fairly exceptional and hard to duplicate. Moreover, we may get some electric storms today so I don't want to complain to loudly as I might find myself dodging some lightening bolts.
I must have been beside myself. Or somebody.uprightdoc wrote:...front sides, not too mention insides, outsides, upsides and downsides.
Ouch. I guess I needed that. That's me all over. I'd better leave all those prefixes to the artful.uprightdoc wrote:The only way to get the hinge joints of the knees to adduct would be to break them.
My neuro said I have no plaques in my brain. I do not have spasms but constantly contracted muscles. They just never relax. And that is why my movements are restricted. As Soon as they relax I can use them. Since discovering placing a wider wedge in between my knees greatly helps me two days ago, I have had it there for the last 48 hours. The contracted muscles have diminished drastically. Sitting straighter, pelvis is realigning to the normal position. Pain from the pelvic area and pinched nerve in the groin is almost gone. Kyphosis in my neck and spine disappearing. I just realized I have some MRI's from my angios and vein bypass surgeries. Not sure if they will help but I will look for them. When you discover what it my root cause of my problem you should write a paper. Every procedure I had, gave me fantastic temporary improvements. But just did not last. I could not believe what the first AO adjustment did for me. The following day I could stand and wash my dishes. Something I had not done in over 2 years. Right now I have a broader range of motion and strength in my arms then I did two days ago. We will figure this out.uprightdoc wrote:Dania,
I am posting this here because you said I could and it is nothing personal you haven't already posted on this thread.
I spent a great deal of time morning trying to piece together information on your case and turned up very little. You have very complicated case with a history of significant trauma and a diagnosis of what I surmise is most likely possible or probable MS but you have no medical reports, no MRIs, no x-rays and no lab tests. The only objective evidence I have so far is second hand information from you regarding a communication with your neurologist in which he referred to an MRI done in 2007 that showed a lesion in your cervical cord. Nothing more was mentioned. I guess this means there were no lesions in the brain. He also mentioned that the MRI may no longer be available. In other words, you have no images. I did get to see your upright MRI and cine CSF flow studies done for Dr. Rosa's study. I do recall seeing significant upper cervical misalignment with malrotation and blockage of CSF flow as well as excess cervical lordosis. You may also have excess thoracic kyphosis from my observation. The images are part of a study, however, and not available. I haven't seen them since. You reported that you have fallen and been bucked by horses many times. On one occasion a horse tripped and partially fell on you. You said that you broke ribs, an elbow and metatarsal bones on three separate occasions. You also recall a fall not related to riding in which you landed hard on your buttocks. You have recent pelvic x-rays. I haven't seen them yet but from what I gather so far, nothing abnormal was noted by the radiologist. Among other things you say that you are nearly quadriplegic. You say you can stand but you can't walk. You still live at home but are in a WC and need help with most things. You say your strength improves significantly when you alter positions. Lastly, you describe significant muscle spasms in your legs, pelvis, spine, shoulders and neck that you say is pulling you up into a ball-like position. You previously reported some relief initially from AO correction and flexion-distraction and scans following AO correction showed improved blood and CSF flow. But the benefits were minimal, if at all, and they don’t last. You also report that you get significant relief and improved strength by altering positions in your WC.
Your problems are most likely coming from higher up in the spine and cord. Misalignments of the pelvis don't cause the weaknesses in the arms and legs that you describe. On the other hand, pelvic misalignments can cause severe muscle spasms and twist you up like Quasimodo. Deformation of the spine can further affect neurovascular tunnels in the craniocervical, thoracic and pelvic coutlets that can compress blood vessels and nerves. Chronic pelvic misalignments and muscle spasms can also compound the underlying structural and neurological problems and hasten neuro and musculoskeletal degenerative processes. While you can't get rid of the damage to the spine, relieving the spasms in the spine and pelvis may help restore some of your strength, function and independence. It’s almost impossible not to get knotted up sitting in a WC. I would be working with next to nothing but I am willing to take a look at you and see something can be done to untangle the knots.
1eye wrote:There has been a singular lack of lightening lately in these parts, maybe because I ended up on a few enemies lists.
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