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"Cat" scan? I'm a foxaroo, not a feline! [Sep. 3rd, 2008|12:55 pm]
I'm booked into a clinic on Friday at midday for a cat scan on my "cervical spine" (whatever the hell that is). I wonder if it's in the region of the NAPE OF THE NECK :P. Hopefully I might learn some answers as to why my neck hurts so often, and why two of the fingers on my right hand have been twitching.

[User Picture]From: dhlawrence
2008-09-03 03:03 am (UTC)
Somewhere around the neck sounds about right. Twitching fingers makes me think nerve problems, but then I'm not an expert.

Hope all goes well!
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[User Picture]From: thefoxaroo
2008-09-03 03:38 am (UTC)
Yes my GP suspects that it's a pinched nerve.

A lot of you will recall that I posted about my chiropractor saying of my vertibrae "they're bloody tight!" It's possible that the nerve(s) to my hand are being pinched.
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[User Picture]From: sleepyjohn00
2008-09-03 01:44 pm (UTC)
well, you don't have a cervix, either...

The cervical vertebrae are the top seven bones in the spinal column, and comprise what we laymen commonly refer to as 'the neck'. The next section, the thoracic vertebrae, are in the region of the chest, and are called thoracic because they are winged like little Viking helmets.

Numbness in your fingers could be nerves being pinched, but that can happen in any joint from the wrist on back. It could be a spinal problem.

Good luck, hoping for positive answers!
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[User Picture]From: thefoxaroo
2008-09-03 09:43 pm (UTC)
sleepyjohn00 said:"well, you don't have a cervix, either...",
...and that was the first thing that crossed my mind when I saw what the doc had written on the referral.

I'm unsure if a female foxaroo would have a cervix either; marsupials have an entirely different anatomical structure.

sleepyjohn00 said:"Good luck, hoping for positive answers!",

Whatever they find I hope the remedy is affordable. My left arm is aching again. The orthopaedic surgeon wanted me to take physiotherapy, but it's not covered by my health insurance and I can't get time off work either.
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[User Picture]From: alaskawolf
2008-09-03 02:25 pm (UTC)
im hoping you get some good news from the foxarooscan
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[User Picture]From: thefoxaroo
2008-09-03 09:45 pm (UTC)

Thanks! :)
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[User Picture]From: ccdesan
2008-09-03 11:12 pm (UTC)
So you say your neck hurts? With apologies to Dave Barry, "If you have, for example, an ankle problem, they'll say, "What we're going to do is insert this one-inch-diameter exploratory garden hose into your big toe and run it the length of your body, so you MIGHT EXPERIENCE SOME DISCOMFORT. I won't even TELL you where they insert the hose if you have an eye problem."

"And then I was wheeled into a department called 'Nuclear Medicine,' which are two words that do NOT go together at all, and they put me on a slab, and all the humans sprinted from the room, probably because of the radiation. Then a medical robot swooped down and examined my body very closely. It did not have a good bedside manner. It would peer at one spot for a while, and then go: 'Whir.' 'Is that BAD?' would ask it. 'Whir,'
it would say."

Hope your experience is more tranquil than this, and that they do find out what the divvil is going on, so you can get some relief.
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[User Picture]From: thefoxaroo
2008-09-04 08:15 am (UTC)
Ouch! Now the above is a good reason why furries should be attended to by doctors who know their anatomy. The above sounds like a marsupial being treated by a vetranarian who only knows bovine pysiology. :o

Whatever they find I hope there's a solution that doesn't leave any holes in either my flesh or my wallet. :(
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