Neuropathic Pain Information resource

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Christopher
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Injury Description, Date, extent, surgical intervention etc: Date of Injury: 12/15/02

Level of Injury:
-dominant side C5, C6, & C7 avulsed. C8 & T1 stretched & crushed

BPI Related Surgeries:
-2 Intercostal nerves grafted to Biceps muscle,
-Free-Gracilis muscle transfer to Biceps Region innervated with 2 Intercostal nerves grafts.
-2 Sural nerves harvested from both Calves for nerve grafting.
-Partial Ulnar nerve grafted to Long Triceps.
-Uninjured C7 Hemi-Contralateral cross-over to Deltoid muscle.
-Wrist flexor tendon transfer to middle, ring, & pinky finger extensors.

Surgical medical facility:
Brachial Plexus Clinic at The Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN
(all surgeries successful)

"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."
~Theodore Roosevelt
Location: Los Angeles, California USA

Neuropathic Pain Information resource

Post by Christopher » Sun Aug 09, 2015 10:41 pm

Here's a good forum discussion resource for neuropain from Spinal Cord Injury community

http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/forumdisplay.php?68-Pain

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Christopher
Posts: 845
Joined: Wed Jun 18, 2003 10:09 pm
Injury Description, Date, extent, surgical intervention etc: Date of Injury: 12/15/02

Level of Injury:
-dominant side C5, C6, & C7 avulsed. C8 & T1 stretched & crushed

BPI Related Surgeries:
-2 Intercostal nerves grafted to Biceps muscle,
-Free-Gracilis muscle transfer to Biceps Region innervated with 2 Intercostal nerves grafts.
-2 Sural nerves harvested from both Calves for nerve grafting.
-Partial Ulnar nerve grafted to Long Triceps.
-Uninjured C7 Hemi-Contralateral cross-over to Deltoid muscle.
-Wrist flexor tendon transfer to middle, ring, & pinky finger extensors.

Surgical medical facility:
Brachial Plexus Clinic at The Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN
(all surgeries successful)

"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."
~Theodore Roosevelt
Location: Los Angeles, California USA

Re: Neuropathic Pain Information resource

Post by Christopher » Wed Aug 19, 2015 10:26 pm

Here are links that might help to forward onward:

DLPA
http://ubpn.org/forums/18/19484
http://ubpn.org/forums/17/34469?p=334604
http://ubpn.org/forums/18/8311?p=59718
http://www.country-life.com/productdeta ... duct_id=28

MEDITATION:
http://ubpn.org/forums/18/34829?p=336532
http://ubpn.org/forums/18/16865?p=157068
http://ubpn.org/forums/18/13678?p=104949
http://ubpn.org/forums/18/15923?p=135287

RAMACHANDRAN - MIRROR BOX
http://ubpn.org/forums/18/34879?p=33689 ... an#p336897
http://ubpn.org/forums/18/34453?p=33465 ... an#p334653
http://ubpn.org/forums/18/31437?p=32777 ... an#p327774

Since Obamacare pre-existing conditions don't matter for health insurance. If they are in a low income bracket, then they should get covered.

Included reading on:
-'Phantoms of the Brain' chapter on phantom limb pain and mirror box invention by V.S. Ramachandran
-NEMJ article on Mirror Box
-Spinal Cord Stimulator study for BPI's

great TED TALK by V.S. Ramachandran:
http://www.ted.com/talks/vilayanur_rama ... _mind.html

another TED TALK on chronic pain:
http://www.ted.com/talks/elliot_krane_t ... _pain.html

Controlling pain by sight - NPR audio:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/stor ... Id=4731172

SCS: (SPINAL CORD STIMULATOR)
http://www.courierpress.com/news/2008/m ... on-offers/

DREZ (dorsal root entry zone)
best done w/Dr. Belzberg at Johns Hopkins or Dr. Osenbach at Duke from all I've read.
http://ubpn.org/forums/18/11366?p=85167
http://ubpn.org/forums/18/9366?p=142294
http://ubpn.org/forums/18/7212?p=103656#p103656

PAIN ARTICLES:
http://www.news.harvard.edu/gazette/200 ... -pain.html

PAIN FORUM:
http://sci.rutgers.edu/vb5/forum/sci-co ... orums/pain

KETAMINE INDUCED COMA to reset pain receptors:
http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=305492&page=1
http://ubpn.org/forums/18/16312?p=144575

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