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  1. #11
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    Thanks a million again for prompt reply, I do think too I have 2 injuries going on...It is going to be Stanmore with Dr. Carlstedt or Dr. Birch. As far as I know they would prefer to operate during first 3 months for optimal results but they can operate up to 8, the results just aren't as good. I am 5 months post injury. Yes the flash was sudden, a second, a large flash in the back of my neck (altho how I could have seen it in the back of my neck is beyond me) and I immediately fell over and lost control of my legs.

    I have had nerve conduction studies and the conduction stops at the spine. It showed no voluntary motor recruitment on left side. I have no neuropathic pain which I know goes hand in hand with brachial injuries but they have said the nerves may not be avulsed but just very badly stretched. I did 't receive methylprednisolone until about 72 or more hours later but I have had some recovery in right arm and it continues to improve. The left is being left behind.

    I am confused as the deltoids are innervated by C4/C5 along with the diaphragm partially at C4 and surely if I have soo much de-enervation at C4/c5 on left hand side.. the grey cell damage at this level should have at least partially affected my breathing which is why it makes me think it is more of a root injury.

    Anyhow I just figured even if it was Central Cord Syndrome they might still be able to treat it as Brachial and get back even a weak biceps as time goes on and muscles remain deenervated it gets unlikely for spontaneous recovery. Thanks again for all your help. Sorry for all confusing details.

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    Your interests are astrology? You sound like a doctor. You know a lot of anatomy! Wise.

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    Ha...it has become anatomy or probably shoulder anatomy since my injury altho I have to say there was an interesting accident constellation showing in my astrology chart around the time I had injury. Maybe it was fated. I have been told by friends/family to try to speak a sentence without the word deltoid in it.

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    Okay my surgeon has got a letter from Mr Birch saying he thinks I don't have a brachial plexus but rather have been provoked by a ischaemia of the anterior part of the cord from interscalene brachial plexus block. Is this a shortcut way of saying I have central cord syndrome as original diagnosed I wonder.

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    Aurelia, I am sorry but I am not sure that I understand the part of the interscalene brachial plexus block and what that has to do with ischemia of the anterior cord. None of these would imply central cord syndrome. Wise.

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    Thanks for help...I guess my surgeon didn't know either as he just said it was best if I read the letter myself. Anyhow, shall be seeing another surgeon soon so shall try to break it down.

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