Visiting a Physiatrist today

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia and ME & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome' started by MemoryLane, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. MemoryLane

    MemoryLane New Member

    Hello Dear People,

    I have been away for a long time, so greetings to the new folks as well as the seasoned members.

    I should add this to my list of abbreviations, but in case you do not know what a physiatrist is, they are specialist physicians who are also called rehabilitation physicians. They are nerve, muscle, and bone experts who treat injuries or illnesses that affect how we move.

    A dear friend who is an RN, recommended this kind of doctor to me. I was so excited and hopeful that I called his office immediately for an appointment. I will let you all know how my visit went later today.

    Soft Hugs and love to All,


  2. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    One of my best specialists was a physiatrist and he helped me more than anyone until I met my present doc who did the peptide injections. The physiatrist kept having people come in with the same pattern of symptoms and he became an expert in FMS and CFIDS/ME through his own self-education. I will always be grateful to him. I hope you get wonderful results. Let us know.

    Love, Mikie
  3. Lookn4health

    Lookn4health Member

    Every time I read your posts I want to move close to you so I could go to your doctors. I am not finding anyone to do anything for me and I don't know anyone who has found any kind of even semi permanent help where I live. We all just kind of maintain I think but I have gotten much worse in the last year.

  4. jaminhealth

    jaminhealth Well-Known Member

    I know those docs and I saw one after my hip replacement about 2 yrs ago, I was left with MORE pain issues from that surgery....she was just ok...billed medicare a HUGE bill and I refused to pay my copay...she was just not helpful enough...maybe just not a seasoned MD in that field....

    I have an appt with a D.O. Rehab MD next week, but thinking of cancelling my's mostly for the IT band damage from the hip replacement, but in the meantime I got the name of a chiro who does this type of work and also a good massage therapist too I've heard about....for me it's "trying" to get that TIGHT IT band muscle released...

    Careful of the cortisone that is most likely what these MD's would be great if they did acupuncture and Prolo Work.<.BR>

    I like Prolotherapy workers for a lot of our pain stuff....acupuncture works good for many too.

    Just my experiences...jam
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  5. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Just for all of us. I write my prayers down and put them in a small birdhouse out in the tree by our balcony. There are angel wings on it and it reads, "God Answers Prayers." We've had so many prayers answered from that box. I pray everyone finds good docs to help them. We all deserve the best medicine available. I have been very lucky but it seems that I just get one thing fixed and another pops up; it's like Whack a Mole :) Fri., I'm getting an MRI and will likely have to have rotator cuff surgery.

    Each time I get a treatment, I think that when it works, I'll feel well and be able to do more things. Then, even when the treatments work, something else knocks me back down. Still, I keep the faith, use good docs and try to live a grateful life. I'm trying harder to live in the moment instead of counting on tomorrow. Whine, whine, whine.

    My best to all of you to find wellness and great docs.

    Love, Mikie
  6. jaminhealth

    jaminhealth Well-Known Member

    then don't bother with this, BUT, I hope I make it thru to my end with no more Trauma to my body....

    Shoulder surgery of any kind is major a LONG recovery and then who knows...
  7. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Any kind of shoulder injury and/or surgery takes forever to heal. When I had the tendon repair on my other arm, healing was 6 mos. to a year. I had to have PT to regain my strength. This surgery is a 3-6 mo. recovery and loss of any mobility for weeks. I've gone through this once with a tendon repair so guess I'll make it through it again. I'm in too much pain not to take a chance to fix it. My doc is the best and I have confidence in him. I see returning vets who are missing limbs and I just give a prayer of thanks that I still have mine and a prayer for all of them.

    Thanks for the website. I'll check it out.

    Love, Mikie
  8. jaminhealth

    jaminhealth Well-Known Member

    I've followed a lot of your issues but don't remember shoulder issues...I've had shoulder issues for about 8 yrs now and keep on keeping on....prolo and acupuncture have helped me so much and now the Anatabloc (inflammation)....anyway, we all do what we do, right....

    I have friends who had shoulder surgeries and don't have great things to say....once those nerves, tendons, muscles, etc...are damaged, things just are never the does that with to you...jam

    PS: I would marvel at all you did with the molding project and your carpentry, etc...and hearing about this shoulder issue....I'm happy to raise my arms and stretch them out and exercise them.....<br

    How timely is this? I'm on a blog of those taking Anatabloc and who talk about all their experiences both pro and con. A man who has been on for a couple yrs or so posted this today, he told me I could mention his reviews, everyone does for that matter, both pro and con:

    (((I started on Cig-rx in april or may of 2011 and then went to the ANATABLOC. I tried it for rotator cuff pain that I have dealt with since about 2000. That pain was relieved fairly quickly but as I remained on it and continued with the A other things became evident. I would say it was about 7or 8 months total for my prostate relief which was unexpected.

    Even then I was still getting up maybe once a night but now it has been close to 2 years total on it and I can’t remember the last time I got up for that reason at all! SO yes some things might take longer than others to help!)))

    I've never xray'd my shoulders but have worked on them for many yrs, so I don't know my issues, but I know they work OK for me to get thru my life....and with the Anatabloc I wake in no shoulder pain for the last couple months....I will do everything to do no surgery, elective for sure...emergency is another thing....thinking back to my hip replacement, I don't know how much of an emergency it was but I elected to do it, and boy have I paid....where I'd be today if I hadn't, who knows.....

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