Jun 27, 2006, 5:43 PM
Post #1 of 4
My collapsed cervical disk
Hi! My name is Pedro and I'm from Portugal. I am 46 years old and all my life I've practice action sports like Taekwondo, surf, wakeboarding, snowboarding, etc. At the moment, I practice Kendo, Iaido and scuba diving. A year ago I felt some itching on my left arm and I took a TAC and a electromiogram. In the report of the TAC, I can read that in C4-C5 there are some bilateral foraminal estenosis with disk protusion. In C5-C6 the disk is collapsed with gas degeneration of the pulpous nucleus, with extrinsic compression of the medula. Some degeneration on C6-C7. I never had any pain. After 6 months of treatment with a good osteopatic practitioner, all the symptoms had disapear. A month ago, on the 1st aniversary of my wedding, I've jumped tandem with my wife with a great friend of mine that is an instructor... and I was hooked. So I decided to do the AFF course with him. However, when I have showed a TAC of my cervical column to a doctor, he said NO WAY!
I've read here lots of posts of people with vetebrae fusions and so on and they keep doing it, so I really dont know what to do, mainly because it is hard to find a doctor that knows what is involved in parachuting. Can you help me? I was so happy when I found THAT feeling and now this sentence... If there is someone that can read portuguese I can send my medical reports.
Jun 28, 2006, 8:01 AM
Post #4 of 4
Re: [Pedro1960] My collapsed cervical disk
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Now you wait for a Dr. to look at it. Most folks are a lot more receptive to information exchange if they know more about the person. If you haven't heard anything in a ocuple of days, send me a PM and I can put you in touch with a couple of skydiving doctors. Non-skydiving doctors are more wary of giving a go ahead - but if a skydiving doctor says, uh uh, take their word for it.