Information Request: Neurapathy?

Daniel M. Schwartz schwartzd at
Sun Dec 29 12:58:00 EST 1996

nomad at wrote:
> My family and I would really appreciate any help with this.  The
> following is everything that my grandmother has been through in the
> past few months and we still haven't found any help.  We would like to
> know a definiton of neurapathy, if it she has the symptoms, where we
> might find other sources of information on the subject, and what type
> of doctor to see for help.  Thanks!
>         Surgery 7-20-96, double pneumonia same day, followed by wound
> infection - Severe neck pain to back = numbness and severe pain
> (charley horse in back and radiating pain - worse at night - no sleep.
> medication of no help.  Hands and feet freezing to numbness, needles,
> pads on feet and cramping of feet and toes, facial sensations.  x-rays
> taken, cat scan, MRI, bone scan, blood tests, electrodiagnostic test
> (electrodes to head and extremities.  peripheral side affected.
> central nervous   system not as bad.  neurologist vacillating on
> diagnosis.  what steps to take for therapy or where to go.  7-20-96 to
> l2-25-96.  Need  advice!

What were the results of the C, MRI and electrodiagnostic studies.  The
fact that she has facial pain in addition to the upper and lower
extremity symptoms are suspicious for brain versus spinal cord, but need
more specific information.  You would be best served seeking a
neurosurgeon immediately.

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