cece, thanks, i want to think we are all trying here to reach the same desired end. i don't know if chiro. is the answer for everyone-but it should not be ignored. and for some it will be the answer and it has everything to do with a lot of our symptoms.
i want to clarify that at this point i am earyl on in my treatments. so to say i have benefits yet would not be accurate.
what i want to say is that after my fall i went chiro.'s-but just as with ir's or other docs there just are some that are better than others and some that are more specialized etc. unfortunatly, my initial problems were not treated properly by chiro.'s i found-because for yrs. i thought they were all the same "but they are not". my thoughts and questions since day 1 about my symptoms were ignored by neuro.'s. and i might add ignored by vascular dr.'s i tried to get to check me out. basically, just put in the ms box and sealed.
i can honestly say that for the first time since my quest for answers dr. flanagan has helped immensly to get me headed in the right direction. he helped me find a very good chiro. who is in tune and in touch. i am very complicated at this point and this is a long story. with the ending far from a good guess but some hope and time will tell.
had i been treated properly early on by chiro.'s and found a neuro. that would have paid attention to my questions and symptoms and not wrote me off as a person in denial or a nut case or been treated less than human by a vascular dr. i feel i would not be in this situation right now.
sadly, the early on things are really progressed that would not have gotten to this point structually if treated properly or at least give me more of a fighting chance. so, going at it slow and hoping it does get straightened out enough to make a difference.now, i'm only addressing from the neck down.
now, the neck, well, a lot of unanswered questions there at this point. but, at least the chiro. and dr. flanagan can show me the road map of destruction i have been going down. can i get it fixed at this point??? get help-hopefully. is it too late - i hope not. i feel very lucky to have found dr. flanagan and chiro. craig weimer dc,ccsp,dabco-- who is in my hometown.
do i believe that all this could mess with nerve conduction and blood flow--i most certainly 100 per cent do. if any layman or dr. truly looked at my x-rays and said differently. i'd say they are blind or don't give a crap. " oh i forgot" some of them did. all these veins and nerves are right there in that small space trying to function in a train wreck.
and yes, do i still think ccsvi has merit--yes i do. remember my jugs were stenosed and got no relief and got the bonus numb leg still hopeing i don't develope clots or other bad stuff. but, common sence shows me that you could balloon the hell out of some of our veins but if there are things putting pressure or causing stenosis that could be cleared up first what's the point? and, if you can get these things cleared up first you may not need ballooned. we are all different.
do i believe this is the answer for everyone-no-but you owe it to yourself to check it out--but with the right chiro.'s and that's a tough one-but at least we have some more knowledge and guidance by a very qualified and shareing and careing dr. flanagan who as the other great doctors on this site sincerely want to help us.
how can something be ruled out when you haven't checked it out?
cece, you and others and even myself included who had tried chiro.'s with no positive results were possibly not the right ones to get the job done right. god, how i wish i was at the beginning and knew what i know now. oh, i forgot, i did know, but i didn't know the right ones to fix it. and nobody was listening.
and not letting the neuro.'s off the hook at all in my case as yet even with questions i had and pointing things out that they ignored in my book. better watch it, with still unanswered questions a good neurosurgeon may be on my list to find.
the point being i wish there would be that magic pill, that silver bullet i'd race you guys to get in line. but, unless we keep pushing for answers whether it is ccsvi, chiro, or both and the hyperglycemia diabetes connection makes sence for some. we know for sure the blood flow is involved. so whaever it takes. and i hope all the dr.'s involved can keep an open mind.
--now in all fairness the doors are opening a little-hopefully there are open minds and all sorts come in