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Peripheral Neuropathy/Fractures

Posted by B.B. on July 22, 2001 at 14:29:57:


Dr Stoll,

My foot is still healing, and there's no evidence of stress fracture according to the doctor and the x-rays. I've seen the x-rays myself and compared them with those on the internet.

I've been diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy and need to know what's the percentage I can expect to have fractures as a result? Hopefully, I won't have any, however, the news I gotten from the internet aren't favorable. Your archives do not have much information from what I've read so far.

What steps can I follow to avoid any further fractures? Is there a possibility that peripheral neuropathy can become a thing of the past with me? I need further information and asked my neurologist a slew of guestions. His answer to peripheral neuropathy becoming thing of the past was No, impossibility.



Re: Peripheral Neuropathy/Fractures

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 24, 2001 at 09:44:54:

In Reply to: Peripheral Neuropathy/Fractures posted by B.B. on July 22, 2001 at 14:29:57:

Hi, B.B.

Periopheral neuropathy does not directly cause fractures. It must be severe enough to have caused neurogenic osteoporosis (has to be pretty severe and takes many years) and THAT causes the fractures.

What is your bone density?

Walt



Re: Peripheral Neuropathy/Fractures

Posted by B.B. on July 24, 2001 at 18:42:20:

In Reply to: Re: Peripheral Neuropathy/Fractures posted by Walt Stoll on July 24, 2001 at 09:44:54:


Hi, Walt

Thanks for the clarification of how the fractures are caused. For some reason, it was my opinion that peripheral neuropathy caused the fractures. However, I'm still afraid to walk around without my shoes since my foot hurts when I do. I love to walk around the house without my shoes and it's aggravating keeping my shoes on inside the house.

What is the difference between osteoporosis and neurogenic osteoporosis?

I had a bone density test about one year ago and the technician was concerned due to the photos being soooo dark. The doctor had no concern and said my bone density was better than his, and there was no concern at that time of osteoporosis. I'm taking calcium w/boron on daily basis still. As to the number of my bone density, I've mislocated the copy of the report since last year. Know it should be all together, however, in process of moving and packing and pitching last few months.




Re: Peripheral Neuropathy/Fractures

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 26, 2001 at 09:04:40:

In Reply to: Re: Peripheral Neuropathy/Fractures posted by B.B. on July 24, 2001 at 18:42:20:

Hi, B.B.

There is NO difference in the osteoporosis. However, to reverse neurogenic osteoporosis one has to first deal with the neuropathy.

I suspect that your doc was too cavalier about the inadequately done xrays and they should have been repeated at no charge at the time. This is what the technician was saying but the "omniscient" doc over-ruled him even though the technician (in this area) was much more knowledgable than the doc.

At this point, you do not know whether your bone density was normal or not. You need another exam and THIS time listen to the technician.

Let us know what you learn.

Walt



Re: Peripheral Neuropathy/Fractures

Posted by B.B. on July 27, 2001 at 14:22:33:

In Reply to: Re: Peripheral Neuropathy/Fractures posted by Walt Stoll on July 26, 2001 at 09:04:40:


Hi, Walt

I've had this feeling all this time that I may have osteoporosis as I used to be 5'8" and then 5'6" and finally 5'7". I was 5'6" and came up to 5'7" only after attending 7 soma/rolfing sessions. I've got 3 remaining sessions and hope to be able to have those completed prior to this young lady moving to CO.

Learned through reading your board to trust my own gut instincts, however, trusted in the doctor's word. Perhaps, it's what I wanted to hear at the time. No osteoporosis. yeah right. Well, I've got an appointment with this doctor 8/23/01 and plan to advise him that I need a 2nd bone density scan as I've got a problem with the first results. Someone does not shrinkg 2 inches without osteoporosis. I've watched my mother go from 5'7" to 5'5" in a matter of 3 years.

Thanks for listening, and btw I'l listening to you as well.




Re: Peripheral Neuropathy/Fractures (Rolfing testimonial.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 29, 2001 at 09:33:00:

In Reply to: Re: Peripheral Neuropathy/Fractures posted by B.B. on July 27, 2001 at 14:22:33:

Thanks, B.B.

I will be looking forward to hearing the results.

By the way, my first Rolfing series restored 2" to my height and I do not have osteoporosis.

Walt



Re: Peripheral Neuropathy/Fractures (Rolfing testimonial.)

Posted by B.B. on July 31, 2001 at 19:45:31:

In Reply to: Re: Peripheral Neuropathy/Fractures (Rolfing testimonial.) posted by Walt Stoll on July 29, 2001 at 09:33:00:


Hi, Walt

Thanks for letting me know that as I was starting to doubt the results of the bone density scan. Now I'm more apt to complete the remaing three sessions.:-)However, I'll have my doctor repeat a bone density scan to be sure.


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