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by MW
Thu Feb 04, 2016 8:30 pm
Forum: Pain Management
Topic: ProloGel
Replies: 0
Views: 2506

ProloGel

Hi all, It's been a while since I've visited this board and I wanted to share a new treatment I've been using for the neuro pain. I've been seeing a chiropractor for a while now for adjustment, massage, acupuncture, and other pain management techniques, which has helped as long as I visit regularly....
by MW
Wed May 21, 2014 2:08 pm
Forum: Research Towards a Cure
Topic: Paralysed hand able to move again
Replies: 1
Views: 3117

Paralysed hand able to move again

“I think within five years we could have an implant which is ready for people. And what is exciting about this technology is that it would not just be useful for people with spinal injuries but also people who have suffered from a stroke and have impaired movement due to that. There are some technic...
by MW
Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:14 pm
Forum: Adaptations & DIY
Topic: Triathlon Pics
Replies: 9
Views: 20078

Re: Triathlon Pics

Solid work Dan! I got into paratri beginning last year, where I got to meet champion arm athletes like Joel and Robin. One thing that paratri gave me was exposure to the para community in general, where things really get put into perspective. Sure swimming, cycling, and running with 1 arm is pretty ...
by MW
Thu Mar 07, 2013 4:34 pm
Forum: Newly Injured TBPI
Topic: Wrist and Thumb Fusion
Replies: 2
Views: 2102

Re: Wrist and Thumb Fusion

Hi Suzanne, The team at Mayo has repeatedly offered wrist/thumb fusion to me but I have always turned it down. I use one of Dan's athletic slings for running and other sports (see message board thread for Athletic Arm Sling), and it actually really helps to be able to tuck my hand and palm into a fl...
by MW
Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:08 pm
Forum: Newly Injured TBPI
Topic: Dorsal Root Entry Zone
Replies: 3
Views: 3056

Re: Dorsal Root Entry Zone

Hi Russian,

I have not but I'd definitely like to hear about your experience and result if you are having it done this month!

MW
by MW
Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:18 pm
Forum: Newly Injured TBPI
Topic: The first unstoppable
Replies: 6
Views: 3847

The first unstoppable

I know a lot of us struggle to get back to being active with our injuries, and cycling is one of those activities you have to re-learn. If you think biking with 1 arm is tough, check out this guy - 1 arm and 1 leg:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VgW2I7oEZs
by MW
Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: Newly Injured TBPI
Topic: Any regrets?
Replies: 8
Views: 4601

Re: Any regrets?

I lost all function and most muscle below my shoulder. I had surgery at Mayo where they did a free muscle transfer from my leg and activated with my spinal accessory nerve. The end result was that I regained elbow function - totally worth it. I did have to wear a ridiculous cast for a few weeks thou...
by MW
Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: Newly Injured TBPI
Topic: New member as of 7/20/12
Replies: 15
Views: 8164

Re: New member as of 7/20/12

Hi Francisco, I agree with Lisa that amitrptyline (elavil) is a good option. The first few times you take it, you're absolutely knocked out (I think I slept 13 hours the first night). The pain relief seems to last awhile too. Also, it's cheap. Places like Target and Walmart usually have it on their ...
by MW
Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:45 pm
Forum: Newly Injured TBPI
Topic: New member as of 7/20/12
Replies: 15
Views: 8164

Re: New member as of 7/20/12

Hi Francisco, I second what Dan says about getting back to what you liked doing before you got hurt. I was a runner and cyclist, and Dan was responsible for designing an arm sling that allowed me to return to the sports I enjoyed. It's true that you're never the same, but I get a lot of kudos from p...
by MW
Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:40 pm
Forum: Newly Injured TBPI
Topic: 2 years post op....burning, tingling, how much better?????
Replies: 8
Views: 4379

Re: 2 years post op....burning, tingling, how much better?????

Hi Teri and Duane, I've been injured for over 3 years and I still have that crushing pain that you describe. What I've learned from the people here is that the pain is different for everyone- some folks don't even need meds after a bit, while others like me are on a regimen of meds. I personally tak...