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    Torn Dura Repair

    Can anyone recommend a surgeon with experience in repairing a torn dura? The patient has had a spinal fluid leak for almost a year. A surgery in 10/06 led to a leak at L3 under the ventral surface...
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    Drug Interaction between 4AP and Gabapentin

    In considering taking 4AP I am concerned about drug interaction between Gabapentin and 4 AP. Does anyone have any experience with this?
    Dr. Wise Young what is your opinion regarding this?
    Thanks
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    Gabapentin and 4 AP

    Dr. Young,

    What is your opinion of taking Gabapentin and 4 AP? Because Gabapentin is considered an anti-seizure medication would it interfere with 4 AP?
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    RIM has opened an office in the Grand Rapids...

    RIM has opened an office in the Grand Rapids area. This is great news for patients seeking therapy in West Michigan!
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    Has anyone ever heard of using infrared...

    Has anyone ever heard of using infrared treatments for pain? There was an article in the press this week on the use of infrared treatments for those with neuropathy. I wondered if it had ever been...
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    Macrobid as a Maintenance Drug

    I was recently told by a nurse who works in the office of a neuro-urologist that taking Macrobid as a preventative against UTIs is okay. Nurses what do you think?

    Also, she recommended using a...
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    I have tried acupuncture and am currently...

    I have tried acupuncture and am currently wondering if it helped my bladder symptoms.
    I saw some improvement in feeling in my legs and pain and also enjoyed the relaxation of the treatment.

    My...
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    Bladder has Shrunk

    I had my urodynamics test done yesterday and the results indicated that my bladder has shrunk. I had a bladder spasm and leakage at less than 200 cc. What causes the bladder to shrink? Can you do...
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    I have started taking Prelief once a day and have...

    I have started taking Prelief once a day and have had great results. No more leakage during the day or a night for the last two weeks.

    Tomorrow I have a urodynamics test done so that will show...
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    When I was first learning intermittant cathing my...

    When I was first learning intermittant cathing my mom sewed snaps into my pants similar to those used in babies "onesies". These worked very well when my mobility was limited and I was in a back...
  11. Thread: Shower Chair

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    Shower Chair

    Is there any information on a drop down bathchair that is padded and has a back on it?
    My husband is tired of lifting my dripping wet shower chair in and out of our tub and we would like to install...
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    Forearm Crutches

    I am ready to try forearm crutches for ambulation and wonder if anyone could give me some advise on what to buy.
    I have seen the traditional ones from Guardian and Invacare, but also am seeing...
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    I've been thinking some more about taking...

    I've been thinking some more about taking Prelief.

    I am encouraged to take Vitamin C to maintain a level of acidity in the urine to ward off infection. Prelief is said to be taken to reduce the...
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    Thanks for the responses. I did get the doctor...

    Thanks for the responses. I did get the doctor to prescribe a full ten days on Levaquin, and the symptoms seem to be gone. Now, I have to hope and pray they don't come back. I really don't want to...
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    Glad to hear about this Prelief. I am going to...

    Glad to hear about this Prelief. I am going to call Walmart or Walgreens and see if they carry it. I'm willing to go on anything that will assist with the bladder spasms and incontinence issues.
    ...
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    SCI Nurse, I talked to the urologist's nurse...

    SCI Nurse,

    I talked to the urologist's nurse today to find out the result of my culture and sensitivity test that was ordered on Thursday.
    She said that I was on the right antibiotic
    (Levaquin)....
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    SCI Nurse: Can you describe exactly what a...

    SCI Nurse:

    Can you describe exactly what a high pressure bladder is/does? What is done to treat it?

    Thanks for all your help, I learn so much from this site. I wish my doctors were more up on...
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    When I get an infection, it usually does not...

    When I get an infection, it usually does not reach the point of a fever but the malaise, leg aches and incontinence symptoms become so evident that I know the infection is there. I then take a...
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    Need help regarding recurring UTIs

    I am at a loss as to how to get rid of recurring UTIs. I have just gone through three cycles of going on antibiotics and getting rid of the symptoms only to have the infection come back a week to...
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    What is this piece of equipment called an 'Up and...

    What is this piece of equipment called an 'Up and Go'? It sounds like something I have been looking for to walk around the house more.

    Hope she continues to improve.
  21. Andy, You really need to consider some PT to...

    Andy,

    You really need to consider some PT to work with you on walking. Using incorrect mechanics can cause strain on your shoulders and back. Once you are going, then you can work on your own at...
  22. Thread: Rod removal

    by Redford
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    I had my rods removed a year ago and the progress...

    I had my rods removed a year ago and the progress has been slow but worth it. I can now stand straight which I could not do with the rods in. I also was able to go from a KAFO to an AFO on my right...
  23. How do we find out where these Lokomats are? I...

    How do we find out where these Lokomats are?
    I recently read an article stating that they were located in 12 sites throughout the U.S.
    Can anyone help with this?
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    There is a lawyer out east somewhere that...

    There is a lawyer out east somewhere that specializes in cases like this and would undoubtedly help you. Can anyone help with this?
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    Thanks for your prompt reply. My therapist...

    Thanks for your prompt reply. My therapist contacted Mary Free Bed and got the name of the urologist they use. I have already scheduled an appointment to see him.

    This site is a great source...
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