Updates Month of August 2011
Update Aug 3 2011
My aunt has been coming with me witnessing my symptoms as proof and a witness (She is from the United Kingdom). She llooked at my records and was appalled at what they wrote. This is what they wrote despite my symtomps to the contrary:
“Soldier is 29.yo Army E-5 13F is referred for psychiatric evaluation from medical aid station due to unsubstantiated medical complaints. Patient is unskable in fixed belief that he has a serious illness that is likely fatal. He exhibits odd beliefs (I am an athiest), social aloofness, flat effect, suspiciousness/paranoid ideation, and disinterest in relationships(I am a very private person). He Does not appear to have any perceptual abnormalities. He does not have any SI/HI/AV hullucinations. Heis not an acute risk to himself or others. Patient has hyperventilated to the point of syncope but is capable of being soothed by attendant.**Crisis Response and Behavioral Agreement are completed and will be given to flight Crew. Update 211 2011 1016z per psychiatrist patient will be downgraded to routine patient.”
My aunt has been witness to my backpain, headaches and difficulty breathing, which persist. The doctors at FOB Fenty claimedd that because my ekg and heart rate is normal there is nothing wrong with me. Yet everyone I have been seen by here at landstuhl, thinks otherwise. No MRI has been don and she said x-rys doon’t really show much. Yesterday I had the ssame symptoms, the only difference being, the left side of my face felt tingly and numb
Yesterday, went wih aunt to sue some voucher they made us use-nor relief from pain-They just keep pushing of making a diagnosis. Did CBC WBC was slightly low. They have seen these symtomps before and more than likely pushing of responsibility to my home station at tripler, usually pain in the back no doctor wants to touch (disgrace)
Flight got cancelld august 5 2011 because they don’t have planes to fly us back to the states
according to my lab results my wbc, rbc, platelete and creatine levels are not within the normal ranges, more than likely they are hoping this physical ailment passes so the would not be liable for mis diagnosis.
Update 05 2011:
Flight delayed again….
Dina told me what they did to me they did to her the only thing to her but her husband was there but her husband was there to verify that they lied about her evaluation. They also are not prescribing any blood thinner so they suspect an anuerism.
Stuck here at Andrews AFB Maryland, still experiencing spinal pain.
Have to go to CA then Tripler.
Arrived on schofield barracks on 07 Aug 2011
Inprocessing into WTU
Went to AID Clinic about masssive headace not spinal pain
A little congestion-possibly infection-congestion medicine administered
Interviews and check ups now
Back(spine) still hurts-worst when I walk
Interesting side bit( OFF SUBJECT)-social worker asked me “Do I have any kids?”
not now then or ever was my reply-
It reminds me of a former colleague who was hounded and harassed by an African-American cult about having kids and getting married, to the point where they intruded into his personal life, he eventually got even with them in the most stealthy of ways, a lesson they would never forget.
In other news—
WITH GOD ON OUR SIDE:ONE MAN’S WAR AGAINST AN EVANGELICAL COUP IN AMERICA’S MILITARY
BY MICHAEL L WEINSTEIN AND DAVID SEAY
Interesting side bit about the current debt debacle:
GOVERNMENT 101: READ, REFLECT, REREAD
“Politicians are the only people
In the world who create problems and then
Campaign against them.
Have you ever Wondered, if both the Democrats and the
Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have Deficits?
Have you ever wondered, if all
The politicians are against inflation and high
Taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high Taxes?
You and I don’t propose a federal
Budget. The President does.
You and I Don’t have the Constitutional authority to vote
On appropriations. The House of Representatives Does.
You and I don’t write the tax code,
You and I don’t set fiscal
Policy, Congress does.
You and I don’t
Control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve
One hundred senators, 435
Congressmen, one President, and nine Supreme
Court justices equates to 545 human
Beings out of the 300 million
Are directly, legally, morally, and
Individually responsible for the domestic
Problems that plague this Country.
I excluded the Members of the
Federal Reserve Board because
That problem was created by the Congress. In
1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty
To provide a sound currency to a federally
Chartered, but private, central bank.
I Excluded all the special interests and lobbyists
For a sound reason. They have no legal
Authority. They have no ability to coerce a
Senator, a congressman, or a President to do one
Cotton-picking thing. I don’t care if they offer
A politician $1 million dollars in cash. The
Politician has the power to accept or reject it.
No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the
Legislator’s’ responsibility to determine how he Votes.
Those 545 human beings Spend much of their
energy convincing you that
What they did is not their fault. They cooperate
In this common con regardless of Party.
What separates a Politician from a normal human being is an
Excessive amount of gall. No normal human being
Would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up
And criticized the President for creating Deficits.
The President can only propose a Budget.
He cannot force the Congress to accept It.
The Constitution, Which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole
Responsibility to the House of Representatives
For originating and approving appropriations and Taxes.
Who is the speaker of the House? John Boehner.
He is the leader of the majority party.
He and fellow House members, not the President,
Can approve any budget they want. If the
President vetoes it, they can pass it over his
Veto if they agree to.
It seems Inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million
Cannot replace 545 people who stand convicted —
By present facts — of incompetence and
Irresponsibility. I can’t think of a
Single domestic problem that is not traceable
Directly to those 545 people. When you fully
Grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise
The power of the federal government, then it
Must follow that what exists is what they want To exist.
If the tax code is unfair, it’s Because they want it unfair.
If the Budget is in the red, it’s because they want it
In the red.
If the Army & Marines are in Iraq and Afghanistan it’s because they want
them in Iraq and Afghanistan …
If they do not receive social security but are on an
elite retirement plan not available to the
people, it’s because they want it that way.
There are no insoluble government problems.
Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats,
whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists,
whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators,
to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom
they can take this power.
Above all, do not let them con you into the belief
that there exists disembodied
mystical forces like “the economy,” “inflation,”
or “politics” that prevent them from doing what
they take an oath to do.
Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible.
They, and they alone, have the power……….”
Former Columnist of the Orlando Sentinel
Aug 09 2011
I find it strange that since there was a suspected naval conjestion and infection and know I am starting to cough up mucous, no antibiotics were ever prescribed.
The only thing equivalent I am taking is doxycyclene which in a way acts as an antibiotic(interesting tid bit)
My mom who is on the Island here at Hawaii was helped by miss Kristi from SFAC, she would have not found a place to stay if it were not for here, she is currently staying at the lodge on Tripler AMC and was told in two days time she will be able to stay on schofield.
My mother who happens to have a Masters in Psychology, had a look at my records and laughed at the behavioral health referral and psychological evaluation. She has some pointed questions for them, how did they come up with these crass conclusions. She can attest to the fact that I have always been private, independent and articulate.
It would appear these people misjudged the depth of my background and did not do their home work. There are a lot of doctors, lawyers and educated and upstanding members in my immediate and extended family, even though I am Afro-Guyanese (We have African, English, Scottish, Irish, Japanese, Chinese, Indian (Great Grand Parents-Mother Side),Portuguese, Spanish, Arrowak Indian in my family tree).
I will never forgive these people for what they have done, NEVER! THEY HAVE OVER REACHED THEMSELVES.
My mom said that it took 10 years for them to find out that she had a herniated disk in her neck, they kept mis diagnosing her. She also said the reason they keep issuing these useless drugs is because they get a percentage from the drug companies for each patient that is prescribed a drug, we have family who works with pfizer, this is what happens when you have a for profit health care system.
They do not want to find the physical ailment because it will make them look bad (evil is what they are)…
I have developed such a deep disgust that I would prefer to move some place far, far away like shanghai, if they would take me there, who knows, what the future will bring.. I know one thing for sure, I no longer want to stay here.
They now put a lot of African-American soldiers in my way, some crass charade of showing diversity (it is fake and staged), but that does not impress me,never did, never will. I know where the true power and influence resides.
This reminds me of zealot cults who instigated life crises and the try to appear as saviors, well the wool was not pulled over any ones eyes.
In other news:
Have to speak to the doctor again-I f I am reporting symptoms of pain along th spine, neck and brain why not do a full body mri, instead of a mid back mri and x-rays? Strange.
My mom came with me to the doctors all of sudden are nice.
She told them claritan is an out of date drugs does nothing for sinus
She also mentioned the fact that the time required by the army to take doxycyclene is strange, because it is an antibiotic and overuse of the medication can create a super infection, which is probably why my wbc count was low and creatine high.
She also mention the fact that she experienced similar symptoms and it took doctors 1o years to diagnose her herniated disk, because of pharmacy policies and greed. She had to go outside of her care plane to a nice and competent doctor who was able to make the correct diagnosis. Ms Little my case manager also mention that her mother complained about back pain for years and had a 12 year battle with the army before proper diagnosis was made. They pumped her up with all these drugs before diagnosis was made.
The psychiatrist was very concerned that they mad a diagnosis of delusional disorder, when no tests were done prior to the presumed diagnosis, “They threw the cart before the horse” my mother said. They pronounced a verdict of guilt before innocence.
One would be tempted to think that that was the plan, tamper any and all tests results, and claim see he is delusional, but that would be delusional thinking would it not wink wink. Not really, I was in the unfortunate presence of a chain of command, where a soldier dropped of paper work for some benefits once, and as soon as he left, shredded it and days later said they sent it in. Delusional? Who knows?
As for me
I do not socialize a lot here because everyone is into the drinking, drugs and what not, especially in the army, where there is a lot of that, so you carefully choose who you associate with.
My I have a big family so for most of my life I socialized with them.
However I my resume speaks for itself as far as socializing goes….
My mom mentioned, when they were misdiagnosing her, for her back pain it felt like she was being paranoid because of this pain which is so intense at times, and they kept drugging her up until she found competent doctor who was able to do a competent job.
When my mother told me the situation about my sister who is also in the Army and the Grinder they put her through, she had to spent 12-15000 dollars of her savings to fight the army, they had to drop the case because it was a witch hunt.
It reminded me of what my aunt who was at landstul with me said, my escort (SFC Harvin Told her), it looks like they put the behavioral health referral on there to go after your security clearance, and I thought why is that I leave the Army in 2012. Then it all made sense, this if it is not cleared or they are proven wrong affects my career prospects after leaving the Army. They came after my family and now after me, delusional?
This reminds me of the cultish practices of the church of some family members who would drive all the way from new jersey to flushing nyc for some church.
Ms Little (My case manager) also mentioned the fact that tripler AMC is also a training hospital, so that when they do my cat scans and MRI’s I will get either a specialist or pa and they rotate often, so I would have to re tell the same briefs to each pa’s. That is rediculious I though, because they played up going to tripler as one of the best AMC and what not, why not send me to some place where the uphold their mandate and competently take care of me, because in the begining when they outright refused to give me an MRI, they voialated their medical mandate. They played up the medical facilities at Landstul too, but landstul dragged their feet, and it was explained that that AMC at Landstul was just a stop off area to either go back to the states or theatre, which begs the question, why such a big medical facility if you will not use it to its capabilities.
A Litttle side note: in the x-rays the doctors found slight scoliosis and said it was nothing to wry about:
I did some checking online:
This is what I found:
Subject: treatment for slight scoliosis (in an adult)
Category: Health > Conditions and Diseases
Asked by: mxnmatch-ga
List Price: $15.00 Posted: 13 Jul 2003 14:11 PDT
Expires: 12 Aug 2003 14:11 PDT
Question ID: 229518
As a teenager I was diagnosed with a slight case of scoliosis. It’s
not so bad that I tilt to the right or anything like that, but I have
to walk and sit with my head forward. If I sit up straight or walk
with my head upright (as silly people have told me I should do at
times) then I quickly get throbbing back pain. Normally though, so
long as I keep my head forward posture, I usually don’t have any back
However, if I go 2 or 3 nights in a row with too little sleep (like 6
hours a night) then I start having back pain no matter what.
Also, regardless of how much sleep I’ve had, I used to have back pain
when I went to sleep unless I positioned myself just right. Now that
I’m taking a lot of vitamins (1 Centrum, 1000mg C, 1000IU E, all in
the morning and then again at night) I no longer feel pain when lying
down, so long as I’ve had enough sleep.
I’m 27 right now. Older people seem to complain about back pain, etc.,
so I was wondering if this is just going to get a lot worse as I get
older. If so, is there anything I can do to reduce the degeneration if
there is going to be degeneration? My condition is certainly not
severe enough to warrant surgery (at least I don’t think so), so is
there something else I could do?
Would it help to wear some sort of back brace while sleeping? Why does
lack of sleep cause this? I’m assuming that lack of sleep causes
inflammation which squeezes the nerves in the back even more, but
that’s just a guess.
I’m basically looking for an explanation as to the cause of this pain
and how I should best treat and deal with my condition. I know I could
just take a lot of Advil, but that would just mask it. I’d rather
treat the problem directly if that’s possible.
Subject: Re: treatment for slight scoliosis (in an adult)
Answered By: missy-ga on 13 Jul 2003 19:07 PDT
As a sufferer of chronic back pain (arthritis, yuck!), I can certainly
feel sympathy for your plight.
First and foremost, its vitally important that you consult your
physician for treatment options that will be best suited for your
case. Google Answers Researchers can only provide general information
to help you make your health care decisions – please do not take
anything in this answer as a diagnosis or definitive care plan. Only
your physician is qualified to provide those.
According to at least one study, the curvature will continue to worsen
“Adult patients with scoliosis have pain and/or progression of
curvature. For adults who had an adolescent curve pattern that began
before skeletal maturity, history is of utmost importance. Queries
should be made to document all previous treatment. Time of diagnosis,
Cobb angle, end vertebral body at initial assessment, and progression
during adolescence are important topics to cover. Previous treatment,
such as observation or bracing or previously recommended surgery, must
be known to the present treating surgeon. Most patients now in their
40s and 50s with adolescent-type patterns were told that at the end of
their growth their curve would cease to progress. This is obviously
not the case. At the time they were treated, however, data from the
long-term study of Weinstein and Poncetti3 were not available.”
Treatment of Adult Scoliosis – JOURNAL OF THE SOUTHERN ORTHOPAEDIC
How quickly the curvature will progress and to what extent depends
largely on your personal history. Your physician will be able to
provide a thorough assessment based on your patient records and past
treatments. How you should go about treating your problem is
dependent on your physician’s findings and recommendations.
There are several non-surgical treatment options available, depending
on the severity of the curvature and the degree of degeneration:
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are frequently helpful in
patients with painful scoliosis. While there are several non-steroidal
anti-inflammatory agents on the market, other considerations including
renal, hematologic and gastrointestinal side effects need to be
considered before making a choice. The Cox-2 prostaglandin inhibitors
are expected to have much less gastrointestinal side effects compared
to its predecessors. Narcotic pain medications do not have a place in
the chronic management of painful scoliosis. However, they can be used
on selected occasions for periods not more than 72 hours during active
exacerbation of the pain.
Physical Therapy / Exercises
A low impact aerobic exercise program including walking, swimming,
cycling and selected weight training exercises can help improve
cardiopulmonary reserve, promote endorphin production, control weight,
and possibly delay or retard onset of age related osteoporosis. While
this program can be initiated in a hospital setting by a professional
physical therapist, it is important for patients to make these
activities a part of their regular routine on a life-long basis.
Orthotic use in adults is for pain control. There is no evidence that
prolonged brace wear in adult scoliosis changes the natural history of
progression. Braces are mostly used for pain control in those patients
where surgery is not indicated or where medical contraindications
preclude surgical treatment. It should be used on an as needed basis;
patients should be encouraged to engage in activities without a brace
in order to avoid undesirable deconditioning of the trunk and
Adult Scoliosis: Evaluation And Treatment
Sunday U. Ero, M.D. and Peter Blessey, M.D.
(Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, include aspirin,
ibuprofen, ketoprofen and naproxen:
According to SpineUniverse, bracing is used only rarely, and it will
not correct scoliosis:
The following symptoms may be used to determine treatment options:
persistent pain that cannot be alleviated, deformity progression, and
reduced cardiopulmonary (heart and lung) function (rare). Conservative
non-surgical treatment may include: moist heat, medication for pain
and inflammation, and exercise. Bracing is rarely used to help control
pain. It will not correct or cure scoliosis. Most patients with adult
scoliosis do not require surgery.”
Scoliosis in Adults
Physical Therapy and exercise comes highly recommended as a way to
manage pain associated with scoliosis:
“Physical Therapy is an excellent way to improve function,
flexibility, endurance, and decrease pain. Usually the therapist will
work with patients toward becoming less symptomatic, and maintaining
the improvement with an active home exercise program. Working out in
a supervised environment with the help of a physical therapist is the
best way to achieve it. On average, therapy lasts 2 – 3 times per
week for 4 – 8 weeks.
It is very important that adult patients with scoliosis get into the
habit of doing a daily exercise routine. This will improve the
strength of the trunk muscles and take some of the stress off from the
spine. Often when pain occurs, it is because the patient is not doing
his or her exercises.”
Sonoran Spine Center Guide to Adult Scoliosis
Some patients find chiropractic care useful in controlling their back
pain, in which practitioners manipulate the spine to reduce stress on
the spinal nerves. There is no formal data indicating efficacy of
such treatment either way, but anecdotal evidence indicates that it is
at least worth looking into:
“Chiropractors do not treat disease, scoliosis included. But they do
correct spinal nerve stress – a condition that interferes with the
proper functioning of the nervous system and the body as a whole. A
body without spinal nerve stress is in a better position to resist
abnormalities and diseases of all kinds, including scoliosis.
Recent research suggesting that scoliosis may be caused by a
neurological defect reinforces the validity of the chiropractic
approach – the nervous system must remain free of structural damage in
order for the body to be healthy.
Scott Banks, D.C., former editor of the journal Spinal Manipulation,
states that the role of chiropractic with scoliosis is supported by a
“long history of empirical evidence…”
Fred Barge, D.C., author of a text on scoliosis has stated that
“traditional chiropractic concepts and techniques…have shown decent
clinical results in scoliosis control, reduction and correction.”
Scoliosis and Chiropractic
“Chiropractic management of scoliosis has classically consisted of
spinal adjustments or manipulation sometimes augmented with exercise
and postural counseling, as well as heel lifts. Electrical stimulation
has recently come into the chiropractic armamentarium as well.
Virtually no formal research exists documenting chiropractic’s
effectiveness in managing scoliosis, although anecdotal reports
abound. Several well-conducted case studies suggest that chiropractic
is, indeed, effective in managing scoliotic curves, but the definitive
studies are lacking. It is widely stated that chiropractic care is
effective in alleviating the pain and discomfort associated with adult
scoliosis, however, no studies to date have adequately documented this
Chiropractic – National Scoliosis Foundation
I was unable to locate any information as to why your pain increases
when you haven’t had enough sleep, nor information pointing towards
vitamin intake as the reason behind the lessening of your symptoms.
For accurate information, you would be best served by consulting your
physician, who will have access to your personal medical history and
will be able to advise you about changes to your diet and their
effects on your symptoms.
For additional information, journal publications, and scoliosis
support mailing lists:
National Scoliosis Foundation
Scoliosis Research Society
The Scoliosis Association
Scoliosis Mailing List
I hope you find this information helpful! If you need further
assistance, please just ask for clarification. I’ll be glad to help.
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11 Aug 2011:
After taking the nasonex (which my mother says he he (Doctor) had not seen sinus infection he would not have given it to you) almost immediately mucous came running out my nose, some relief, however that swollen feeling is still there.
The wisdom of taicho kyoraku
Update 2011 08 12
My mom was commenting on the way these Military personell treat soldiers, she comes with me to every appointment and notice the subtle ways they try to push you over the edge. The constant questions of are you thinking of hurting yourself or others, the delays and waiting periods for appointments and treatments, coupled with the no treatment for the pain, it’s almost like subtle psychological warfare (she knows, she has a masters in psychology).
She and my family states twelve years in the military and they piss in “you and you sister’s face” is what they say and nothing nicy about the army. She stated, its like they don’t want to treat and diagnose what is physically wrong and continulally looking for a psychological smoking gun.
Finally got an MRI done, but they refuse to do one with the dye, you would think that it would be more proactive to use the mri with the dye, instead of just waiting in more pain for a diagnosis.
My Social worker is some LTC from the navy, my mom was talking to her and said after words she does not sound or remind her of a social worker (which my mom does).
They only did the c-spine instead of doing the lower back too. as for the dye the doctor said it was up to the radiologist, the radiologist said it was up to the doctor and you need two techs to do the MRI with the Dye, they just keep giving us the run around.
Symptoms still persist sitting up for too long and walking up straight, causes pain along the spine, difficulty breathing and pressure headaches. Found out MRI’s don’t use radiation, so they could have done a full spine mri at tripler, but the mri tech refused because the doctor did not put in for it. I will have to pay out of my own pocket and do a full body mri on my own, it is obvious they are refusing to fulfill their medical mandate.
Starting to feel pain and numbing where the gold crown and root canal was done in my left jaw
Saw the doctor today with my mom and he is giving us the run around
The results from the c-spine mri came back,and all he said was there was a minimal disc buldge at c4-c5 spine, he did not say if it was herniated or not, did not say if it was misaligned or not only minimal disc bulge. De dismissed it, when I keep telling him it’s the same symptoms please do a mri of the whole spine he said no-I am being denied proper medical care.
He even put the reason for the MRI paresthesias- thus why not do a whole MRI of the spine
I now have to spend my own money to treat this illness, that the Army does not want to treat.
My mom says doctor Robert Deedman DO is a waste and we will seek a second opinion.
They are dragging this out on purpose..
I did some research and found the following:
I have a mild c4-c5 bulge:
I did some research online:
C4 C5 Bulging Disc
A C4 C5 bulging disc can be a very stubborn health condition to correct. This article will discuss what a C4 C5 bulging disc is, what causes it, common symptoms associated with it, as well as the most common treatment options available for your condition.
In order to understand what a bulging disc is, we must first understand what a spinal disc is, how it’s put together, and what it does.
The discs of the spine are special types of ligaments that are found between each set of vertebrae (bones of the spine). Their purpose is to hold the spine together, and to act as a cushion or shock absorber with movement.
Each disc of the spine is made up of a firm outer covering (called the annulus), and a jelly center (called the nucleus). They almost look like jelly doughnuts.
If something occurs to damage the annulus (the outer covering of the disc), the jelly can begin to shift to the weak area, which causes the disc to bulge. This is why this condition is referred to as a bulging disc. You may also hear it referred to as a herniated disc, slipped disc, etc.
What’s interesting about the disc is that it doesn’t have the ability to feel pain sensations. I realize this sounds a bit odd, but think about it – if the main purpose of the spinal discs is to absorb shock from movement, wouldn’t it be wise if we didn’t feel them? I don’t know about you, but I’m thankful I don’t feel pain with every movement I make.
At this point, you’re probably wondering why a C4 C5 bulging disc can be so painful if it doesn’t feel pain. The reason is because of where the bulge usually occurs. The disc usually bulges at the back of the disc, which is right next to the spinal cord and nerves of the spine.
The nerves of the spine control everything in the body. If there is any pressure applied to them, they become very aggravated and can cause incredible pain.
Even more significant, though, is the disability that can occur because of the pressure on these nerves. For example, a C4 C5 bulging disc will affect the nerves that control the arms, hands, shoulders, neck, head, chest, eyes, ears, and many other parts of the body.
Because of this, it is very common for a person with this condition to experience other symptoms besides neck pain. Symptoms such as pain, burning, weakness, or numbness in the shoulder, arm or hand, blurred vision, headaches, ringing in the ears, chest pain, difficulty breathing, etc.
The cause of a C4 C5 bulging disc is different for everyone, but in general, the most common cause is some type of injury or trauma. Car accidents, falls, sports injuries, etc. are all common causes of a bulging disc.
Although this may be the case for most, a bulging disc can also occur from deterioration that occurs in the disc over time. As we use our spine (which is pretty much all the time), the discs can deteriorate due to normal wear and tear. This creates a weakness in the outer layer of the disc, which can also lead to a bulging disc over time.
Let’s discuss some of the most common treatment options available for healing a C4 C5 bulging disc. Most doctors will recommend medications (usually a combination of pain relievers and muscle relaxers), pain injections (such as cortisone or epidurals), physical therapy, and surgery (as a last resort).
Although these treatments will often provide relief, it is important to realize that they do not generally provide long-term results. This is because most of these treatments are designed to numb the involved nerves (which provides relief), but they do not actually address the cause of the problem, which is the injured disc.
I’ve actually found that a combination of treatments is most effective for this condition, and there are about 30 steps a person needs to take in order to help the disc heal completely, which provides lasting relief.
Let’s discuss just 3 things you can do at home right now to start the healing process.
First, I would recommend that you use ice on your neck if you are experiencing pain. Ice is usually the fastest way to experience relief, and although this sounds pretty simple, I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve had people tell me they use heat with this condition.
Heat is really one of the worst things you can do if you are experiencing pain, because the body is going through an inflammatory process, which is where the body will send blood to the injured area to try and fix it. This will cause swelling and excessive heat in the area, so what do you think will happen if you apply heat to it? That’s right – it will get more inflamed and aggravated.
Apply the ice over the middle of the back of your neck for 15 minutes or until the area becomes numb. Then repeat this every hour. If you do this consistently, you should start to notice some improvement in the pain levels within 3 to 4 treatments, and it should calm down considerably in about 3 days.
The second tip I would recommend is that you watch the way you are sleeping. Make sure you are only using one pillow, and that you are not sleeping on your stomach. Sleeping with extra pillows under your head will cause the neck to bend excessively which puts a lot of strain on the discs of the neck. Sleeping on your stomach forces you to turn your head to the side, and this excessive rotation can also be hard on the disc.
Finally, I would recommend that you bounce on a therapy ball. Therapy balls are those large balls you see at health clubs. Simply sit on the ball and bounce gently up and down for about 5 minutes every day. This will pump the discs of the spine (even in the neck), which pumps new oxygen and nutrition into the disc for faster healing.
If you would like more information about the essential steps you can take to heal a C4 C5 bulging disc, please click here.
08 16 2011
Saw the PT Therapist this morning-she is trying to treat me without a diagnosis
No one wants to make a diagnosis
We keep getting the push around spoke to the ombudsman who knows doctor deedman
It’s like they are waiting for whatever is physically wrong to pass over so that they can try and screw me over.
I was refused leave-told I had to wait one to two weeks before taking leave
We are being denied proper treatment- I should be in inpatient care being monitored for my difficulty breathing-spinal neck and abdominal pain–
My mom thought it strange that they are doing these MRI tests early in the morning and late in the evening.
These people are trying to push this hillistic approach to pain management on us, that is why they are delaying the diagnosis and trying to get us to do this un medical pain management religious non sense
Went with my mom to see Dr Deedman today and he is giving us the run arround asking the same questions over and over. Why am I not being referred to a neurologist or spinal specialist I keep telling them the pain along my whole spine. We asked to do a full sine x-ray and MRI and he refuses, they want to only do it in segments, we offerred for a referral, we will pay for a full body mri and xray and he keeps pushing us away.
The CT from my nasal cavity they found a 3mm cyst
THEY (TO INCLUDE DR DEEDMAN) DO NOT WANT TO DO THE FULL BODY SCAN OF THE SPINE BECAUSE THEY DO NOT WANT TO FIND WHAT THE PHYSICAL PROBLEM IS. This is in caps to denote a highlight and no the texting phenomenon known as screaming.
They situation can be summed up as follows:
August 20 2011
EUREKA-YESTERDAY I WAS IN SO MUCH PAIN-I WENT TO THE EEMRGENCY ROOM
Within 3-4 Hours they did more tests than the U.S. Army could in 3-4 weeks and found a diagnosis-prognosis and treatment plan.
They have been giving me the run around and now it is time for justice
I find it strange that they (The Army Doctors) never did any tests for viral infection-no bacterial culture was don-very strange.
22 Aug 2011
I went with my mom-she spoke to the ombudsman,we saw the 1SG, CO of HHC WTB and presented the findings of the Queens medical center downtown honolulu. They were still giving us the runaround about how it would take a week to see a specialist and get an MRI- when the Queens medical center did more than they could in 3-4 hour-they even offerred a refferal to a spinal specialist and mri today had it not ben for the fact that I was to go back to tripler.
We asked to switch doctors, we will not go back to Dr Deedman.
I had my fist occupational therapy course, which they made mandatory here today and all that was this cussed was finding, got, jesus, the spirit and stress vs not stressed patients during injury, the whole time I was in pain and kept thinking how is this going to help me with the pain in my spine, head and difficulty breathing. Each of the participants had a story to tell and how Ironic that each part had similarities with my recent time in the military. hmnn
I spoke to two soldiers in the WTB, here and one of the soldiers spouse said that the WTB is where the U.S Army is kicking soldiers out, who cannot deploy for medical reasons and one by one screwing them over and kicking them out the door because the army is over staffed, so that they could bring down the numbers and bring in fresh numbers. She got this info from one of her former colleagues who is a recruiter.
Well, I have a lawyer now and we will go from here.
CPT Hamilton, who is in charge of the WTB case managers, gave me a call this evening, say that I had another appointment with behavioral health on the 30 AUG 2011, again with this behavioral health thing, the Queens medical center found 3 herniated disk in the lumbar spine and one herniated dick in the c-spine, why is she sending me to behavioral health, she said captain carrol put in this appointment and it is to last for 3 hours, I told her we will talk to LTC CArrol (social worker) about this, she said oh no no no, I already talked to her about it-yeah right I could barely sit up straight for more than 10 minutes, why are they refusing an prolonging my medical treatment? Its been a month now!
Update 23 aug 2011
CPT Hamilton and and almost everyone at the WTB tried to tell us that it might not be possible to change PCM, and a whole bunch of other lies.
My mom did what the lawyer said, informed the chain of command and she went directly to the post commander, she was told he was deployed and the person acting in his case would listen to the issue. HE said the WTB is a special command and he will try to find out who to contact. He told her that tricare can be contacted to change the primary care manager and a referral off site if the cannot accommodate an MRI at Tripler AMC. Tricare was called and said the the soldier can change PCM, just go to the nearest Tricare facility and change it, and the primary care mangaer can do an off site referral for an MRI if they cannot accommodate you at Tripler, and when put into the system, the turn around time for priority is one day and routine two days. Within the hour we got the MRI date for tomorrows early at 0915 and a meeting with the WTB BN Commander at 1430 today.
Soldiers need their family members, lawyers and friends to act on their behalf to get things done legally and efficiently, especially in emergencies so that they can receive the proper care
They are testing this alternative treatment non sense on soldier who are being used as guinne pigs to see the effects of stress on healing and it is a sophisticated way of imposing religion on soldiers through this alternative pain management scheme. This is a crime against humanity and I Will not be a guienea pig or part of it. They are destroying peoples lives, the U.S Army destroys peoples lives. These people doing this are nothing more than terrorists.
I am also contacting the ACLU.
We went to te meeting with the WTB BN Commander, LTC Garcia, and found out the WTB is under the Chain of command of some commanding general out of tripler. He refused to meet with me and my mom together, and only wanted to meet with me not my mom. THis was an intimidation tactic. He did state that he is in the aviation branch and that he was an MP. He stated that I was in the WTB back in 2005, I told him that was when I was in the Guard, what does that have to do with now, and then it all made sense. I am not fooled by this guy. The people in the WTB are reserve and guard, what am I doing there, I am an active duty soldier?
I tried to lie and tell me that it would be difficult to get a MRI or treatment outside of the WTB, but he did not know that I had already spoken to tricare,and they (tricare) informed me of my rights. They lied and said the ombudsman said that I refused to be an inpatient to find out medically what is going on, but my mom was there with me the whole time and know such thing happened, if anything we requested that I be an inpatient. They even tried to make the claim that I cursed out the radiologis on the phone, when I was having a side conversation with my mom, and I told the radiologist that I was not talking to her, my mom can confirm that.
This warrior transition battalion program, has still not been accurate explained to us and it’s relevance to active duty soldiers. Next step is asking for information from the pentagon.
Aug 25 2011
On Aug 24 2011 I went to get my MRI done. I arrived two hours early. My mother was there with me. I signed in,filled out some paper work and changed for the MRI. A couple was there in the waiting room with as, last name was pettty. When it was my turn to go, I was bookd for the 1.5T machine, I explained my situation to the radiologist technician Cindy and asked for the 3.0T machine which is the newer model and more accurate. She said it was okay, but I would have to wait, I replied that that was no problem. When it was my turn to go into the machine, she explained to me what was going to be scanned, and I asked if contrast was going to be used, as we had agreed with the doctor based upon my situation, she said no it was not put in there, I requested contrast be used, he said lt me talk to the radiologist, she came back with an answer, he said it was okay. She explained to me what that they were going to take some pictures, scan, inject contrast, scan again and then some more pictures. After we were finished I thanked them and bid them farewell. The whole time my mother remarked there were only four people who were there and all except one left before me, she could not understand how they could be booked up, as they were telling us at the WTU.
Which brings me to the following:
LTC had remarked that the WTU is more slower than the civilian medical side.
I have talked to soldiers her who are on WTU
SPC Blouin was in the same AO I was, same brigade, he got medevaced for schIzophrenia and anxiety disorder, it was only when he ended up in the civilian emergency room they found two pinched nerves and herniated dics.
My roomMate got shot in the lower back and have to do intestinal reconstRuctive surgery,because he is using One of those colon bags, they told him that he should return to duty in six months after his last surgery in the next month. HE IS INFANTRY
One squad leader here told a soldiers wife to divorce him, because he id done and medically messed up.
Another soldier is here for TBI and was blacking out, to date he has only seen the psychologist once and has not been x-rayed, CT, or MRI
THIS WTU PROGRAM IS A FOR WHAT?
WEll we are awaiting the full results for the MRI test who know pain still up and down spine, still no referral to neurologist, went and got a neck brace to alleviate some pain in the neck part of the spine. They are doing their own thing on schofield with no oversight.
More than likely they will try to cover up the misdiagnosis of col kim an doctor deedman, this is how these people operate.
28 Aug 2011
Despite what was said on the phone, this is about JUSTICE and not revenge, I am not malicious for things such as revenge.
August 30 2011
We found a Dr (Dr Tuttle) who properly evaluated me and did an electro diagnostic report, told me what to expect from a neurologist and offered some medical assistance. Dr Tuttle said, he is not surprised by my situation, he has seen it done to alot of soldiers, he said that there was some nerve damage and that your pain is not delusional as the Army is claiming. He found sublaxation of the spine to include a herniated disc and agreed with the queens medical center report.
We tried finding a neurologist because the Army, keeps trying to find and doctor false evidence of delusional disorder, and so far the neurologist Dr Leon Liem and the Radiologist Craig Hamasaki, refused to see us independently. Dr Liem did not even see me and made the recommendation that I should see another neurologist, he acted in a medically unprofessional way, what Dr makes a reccomendation with out physically seeing me and inspecting me, while communicating only through his secretary? Dr Tuttle was more professional than this. Dina say they (the Army) got to them, they are all connected on this Island of Ohau.
I have been using my own money for my own treatment and diagnosis, that the Army refuses to do.
Now LTC Carroll scheduled some appointment with behavioral health for the 30 from 8-12 to remove the diagnosis of delusional this order she said, then it became a two day event, then she said someone other than LTC STeel (who is probably related to Chief steel in the S6 section of my original unit 3BCT 25 ID), would be doing the interview, then it became a multiple testing event. We politely informed her and requested that this appointment be deferred until the army comes up with a diagnosis, prognosis and treatment plan, which the havent for my physical condition and with the physical pain still a problem for me even with the aid of my current medications of percocet, cyclobenzaprine, ibuprofin and what not, I am in no position to take an 8 hour test.
We were contacted late afternoon on the 29 Aug 2011, by Ms Little who informed us that it was strongly recommended (By Whom?) that I show up to the appointment, even after LTC Carrol (Navy Lieutenant Commander) told us it was voluntary because it would look Bad, and that the vent had become only a pre interview. Which they scheduled at 0800 in the morning know that my mom would not be able to make that time.
When I went back to Dr Liem’s office to pick up the paperwork I left, the secretary said she shreeded it, why I asked, I got a vagur response.
AS for what is going on at the WTU, the following pretty much sums it up:
Guatemala Experiments: Syphilis Infections, Other Shocking Details Revealed About U.S. Medical Experiments
As for my situation, I am willing to bet something along the following lines:
How Bill O’Reilly Tried to Get His Wife’s Boyfriend Investigated By the Cops
“When confronted with a potentially disloyal spouse, O’Reilly reacted by—not unlike his boss Roger Ailes—treating his local police department like a private security force and trying to damage one cop’s career for the sin of crossing Bill O’Reilly.”
Aug 31 2011
We had a 1600 meting with the WTU Staff to include Col Beech and some of our requirements were agreed upon, most important a neurologist referral and Dr Deedmans behvior was exposed, it look slike he was doing his own thing and telling the command something else, it might have to do with the fact that he is a contractor doctor whos manin office is in pearl Harbor.
He tried to change his tune again this morning after the agreed upon parameters at yesterdays meeting, going back to his old ways, and Ms Cynthia J Anthony who is working for LTC Steel (Navy) is doing some psychological testing to help clear up the misdiagnosis of delusional Disorder By Dr Kim , who did not test and just penciled her findings based on heresay, although the testing and questions have nothing with helping the pain in my spine, head and neck, nor with the difficulty breathing, which probably has something to do with the fact of the test; Shipley in of Living Scale which was contracted by the western psychological Service, which has adresses in alaska and the Army contracted out for millions of dollars to test soldiers as guienea pigs in the Warrior Transition Units. I will remember this as best as I could the next time someone mentions human rights about the rest of the world.
Mucous build up continuos in my nasal cavity and it is contributing to my difficulty breathing. I get temporary relief from vicks and sinus rinse but only for a few minutes. I suspect a sinus infection, which is also probably affecting my spine. This WTU program isolates you from going to an outside doctor, which is probably why I was sent here to Hawaii, my aunt said. She suspect that for some reason they are trying to hide the cause of my physical ailments which they refuse to diagnose and are still taking their time, and giving me the run around. She also suspect that there is more deeper study going on here and the warrior transition program is not what it is advertising to be. It is clear that I have to leave hawaii.