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  • Please need advice from Dr Wise / SCI Nurse

    Dear Dr Wise
    I need your advice / recommendation, please.

    I'm 37 yo with a complete SCI at T1 - T2 since 1998 (20 yo), last year I had a laminectomy with screws and bars on T7 to T9 because herniated discs.

    A couple of months ago, my back started to crack a lot and I have a ball like a hump. This "hump" fractured 2 vertebrae, So I had surgery on Aug 10th to remove the screws and I'm on antibiotic treatment (Rifampicine 300mg 3 a day and Levofloxacine 750mg 1 a day) to treat what we believe is an infection. Until know all the laboratories results are negative and we are waiting for BAAR results. The blood results shows "inflammation".

    Once the infection is gone, they have to put the screws and bars but know from T1 to L5 or lower, so I'm afraid to have such a big surgery.

    Everybody say my Dr is the best in Mexico so I'm looking for a second opinion from a specialist in the U.S. Do you give consultation.? Or can you recommend an specialist? (If the specialist is in Houston TX or Miami Flo, much better)

    Thank you very much!
    Last edited by amkiez; 08-26-2015, 05:04 PM.

  • #2
    Well I moved this to Cure but it got moved back to Care Forum.

    TIRR memorial rehab hospital in Houston is highly respected rehab hospital.

    This web page is a reference for spinal cord injury specialists in the US

    The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.


    • #3
      Thanks SCI Nurse but I'm looking a Dr specialized in back surgery, to ask for a second opinion and maybe have surgery in the U.S. Instead of Mexico. I review the links but is only information about rehab. (I don't have a new SCI)



      • #4
        amkiez, send an email with a relevant info, and Dr. Patricia Morton will get back to you.
        Last edited by Jim; 08-28-2015, 01:25 PM. Reason: updated info


        • #5
          Thanks, I just sent the email