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    12-20-2012, 12:39 PM
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Hmm that's very interesting and sounds great. I sent them a message asking about it so now waiting on a reaponse
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Laser is excellent.
All the best with treatment, and let me know how you get on.
Dr Les Bailey
     
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    12-20-2012, 12:40 PM
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Okay I sure will :)
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    12-20-2012, 01:25 PM
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Foal
In 2005 when I was 15 a school horse reared up with me and fell on me I have scoliosis so my back is naturally not 100% but after that fall I made the mistake of standing up and showing horses the very next day, without getting imidiate medical attention. The fall injured some of my vertebrae in my back . I ride everyday between 5 and 10 horses varying ages from 3 to 15. Sometimes if its a very skittish horse it becomes very sore but with medical help of a Biokinetikus I'm able to ride pain free most of the time.
     
    12-20-2012, 01:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Inedine    
In 2005 when I was 15 a school horse reared up with me and fell on me I have scoliosis so my back is naturally not 100% but after that fall I made the mistake of standing up and showing horses the very next day, without getting imidiate medical attention. The fall injured some of my vertebrae in my back . I ride everyday between 5 and 10 horses varying ages from 3 to 15. Sometimes if its a very skittish horse it becomes very sore but with medical help of a Biokinetikus I'm able to ride pain free most of the time.
That sounds nasty
So you find the biokinetikus good?
Dr Les Bailey
     
    12-20-2012, 01:44 PM
  #45
Foal
It was , since I started seeing him its been a lot better I can get thru the day without having to use pain killers. Before by the 3rd horse I would start feeling it. Not being able to get on a horse quick , not being able to sit up straight, canter was a killer for me but now it's ok no problem, it will never be 100% by I get through the day comfortably .
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    12-20-2012, 03:22 PM
  #46
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Originally Posted by Inedine    
It was , since I started seeing him its been a lot better I can get thru the day without having to use pain killers. Before by the 3rd horse I would start feeling it. Not being able to get on a horse quick , not being able to sit up straight, canter was a killer for me but now it's ok no problem, it will never be 100% by I get through the day comfortably .
Are you doing specific back exercises or is it mainly core strength you work on?
Dr Les Bailey
     
    12-20-2012, 05:20 PM
  #47
QOS
Green Broke
Very interesting thread!

I started long slow distance training on my gelding last year. Lots of slow jogs, faster trots. Very little cantering until this year and not much of that. I had knee surgery last year so I am very careful mounting and dismounting.

In October I woke up one morning and my legs were going every where but where I wanted them to. I ran into the wall. The following week I was riding and leaned over to put a treat just a little lower than hip level on a sign my cousin's horse was refusing to go around. When I did, my entire back was zinged with a electric shock...and again when dismounting. Lots of shocks ensued over the next few weeks - made my legs weak as a kitten. Then I started having trouble walking. I walked like I had had a stroke (these are my cousin's words - she is an RN and the director of a huge ER here) I was not in pain but having alot of trouble walking.

Riding actually made me feel better and able to walk better when I dismounted. I had an MRI and exrays. I had inflammation and some degeneration. I was sent to neuro surgeon and he said it could be a zillion things from MS to bulging discs and had to have another MRI of the thoracic and cervical spine in contrast and a bazillion blood tests. Still riding and still saying it felt better after trotting but I have been losing my balance when riding and pitching forward. Bless my horse...when he feels me lose my balance he stops in his tracks. (he is an angel )

Went back Friday - blood work normal for a everything. He said some bulging discs in the neck but that is not the problem. I can't balance and will fall backward at times. He said on the MS it is a 50/50 chance but I am older than one is when normally diagnosed. (never so glad to be an old bat in my life - I will soon be 54). I have some narrowing in T10 and T12 vertebra's. Looks like they have been slightly indented.

Hubby asked about riding and he said he didn't want me bouncing up and down and that I could only WALK. So the next day I went riding with nurse cousin (I was lucky I wasn't on a lead rope in the arena with Nurse Rachet) and we walked our normal 8.3 mile ride. OMG I was so sore when we got off - way more than I was trotting. My feet and legs have been numb for several weeks and they were worse. My hips were numb.

I definitely feel BETTER when jogging my horse - no speed demon stuff - no chasing cows, running barrels or jumping. We trail ride.

I have to take a light test for MS and a needle nerve test where they will stick all the needles with electric shocks...that is next week.

Whatever it is - I want it to go away. It is interfering with my riding. I can normally ride for miles at a jog/trot and still can if the doctor would allow!

My walking is still all over the place and difficult. I am not in pain though thank God.
     
    12-20-2012, 05:35 PM
  #48
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Originally Posted by QOS    
Very interesting thread!

I started long slow distance training on my gelding last year. Lots of slow jogs, faster trots. Very little cantering until this year and not much of that. I had knee surgery last year so I am very careful mounting and dismounting.

In October I woke up one morning and my legs were going every where but where I wanted them to. I ran into the wall. The following week I was riding and leaned over to put a treat just a little lower than hip level on a sign my cousin's horse was refusing to go around. When I did, my entire back was zinged with a electric shock...and again when dismounting. Lots of shocks ensued over the next few weeks - made my legs weak as a kitten. Then I started having trouble walking. I walked like I had had a stroke (these are my cousin's words - she is an RN and the director of a huge ER here) I was not in pain but having alot of trouble walking.

Riding actually made me feel better and able to walk better when I dismounted. I had an MRI and exrays. I had inflammation and some degeneration. I was sent to neuro surgeon and he said it could be a zillion things from MS to bulging discs and had to have another MRI of the thoracic and cervical spine in contrast and a bazillion blood tests. Still riding and still saying it felt better after trotting but I have been losing my balance when riding and pitching forward. Bless my horse...when he feels me lose my balance he stops in his tracks. (he is an angel )

Went back Friday - blood work normal for a everything. He said some bulging discs in the neck but that is not the problem. I can't balance and will fall backward at times. He said on the MS it is a 50/50 chance but I am older than one is when normally diagnosed. (never so glad to be an old bat in my life - I will soon be 54). I have some narrowing in T10 and T12 vertebra's. Looks like they have been slightly indented.

Hubby asked about riding and he said he didn't want me bouncing up and down and that I could only WALK. So the next day I went riding with nurse cousin (I was lucky I wasn't on a lead rope in the arena with Nurse Rachet) and we walked our normal 8.3 mile ride. OMG I was so sore when we got off - way more than I was trotting. My feet and legs have been numb for several weeks and they were worse. My hips were numb.

I definitely feel BETTER when jogging my horse - no speed demon stuff - no chasing cows, running barrels or jumping. We trail ride.

I have to take a light test for MS and a needle nerve test where they will stick all the needles with electric shocks...that is next week.

Whatever it is - I want it to go away. It is interfering with my riding. I can normally ride for miles at a jog/trot and still can if the doctor would allow!

My walking is still all over the place and difficult. I am not in pain though thank God.
What an interesting problem.( from a medical point of view ).
It is very difficult to offer any suggestions that have not been tested for except to say some form of cerebellar ataxia??
It certainly sounds cerebellar in origin, but this is one of many possibilities.
PLEASE let me know what the tests reveal, my email is drlesbailey@yahoo.co.uk.
Thank you for taking the time to add this to the post,it has certainly sparked my interest, and Im sure all of us on this post send you all our love and best wishes for a good outcome.
Dr Les Bailey
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    12-20-2012, 05:49 PM
  #49
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Originally Posted by drlesbailey    
What an interesting problem.( from a medical point of view ).
It is very difficult to offer any suggestions that have not been tested for except to say some form of cerebellar ataxia??
It certainly sounds cerebellar in origin, but this is one of many possibilities.
PLEASE let me know what the tests reveal, my email is drlesbailey@yahoo.co.uk.
Thank you for taking the time to add this to the post,it has certainly sparked my interest, and Im sure all of us on this post send you all our love and best wishes for a good outcome.
Dr Les Bailey
Just one more thing nagging at me now Im sitting here thinking...
I realise the doctors testing you are very well qualified and experienced,but do run my thoughts re cerebellar ataxia past them for consideration?
I assume it would have been tested for ( ? ) but it may be worth a mention?
Dr Les Bailey
     
    12-20-2012, 05:51 PM
  #50
QOS
Green Broke
I certainly will. I was fortunate enough to get an appointment on next Thursday for these tests - my deductible is paid up so we were thrilled to get it. These tests are being conducted in Houston and my doctor is a Dr. Edward Charles Murphy. He operated on hubby for a disc issue and a small tumor issue years ago so we trusted this doctor.

I will let you know what they tell me. My cousin has looked at all kinds of problems it could be - LOL had me walk up and down for doctors at her hospital and they are all puzzled about it because it came on so fast but I haven't ran fever or been sick, blood work is normal. They did put me on prednizone for 15 days and some blood work showed diabetes so I am on meds for that (doc in Houston thinks it was the prednizone running my sugar up as the 3 month levels were normal). Gaaaa....I just want it to go...I want to ride my horse.
     

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