I got a report back from the doctor with the results of a recent test I had. On the front page it listed all of my “chronic problems.” Talk about a slap in the face.
- Ovarian cyst
- Headache syndromes
- Somatic dysfunction of sacroiliac region
- Pain disorder associated with psychological factors and general medical condition
- Temporomandibular joint-pain dysfunction syndrome
- Shoulder joint pain
- Upper back pain
- Chronic pain
- Neck pain
- Cervical spondylosis
- Occipital neuralgia
- Decreased concentrating ability
- Myofascial pain syndrome
- Numbness of hands
- Conditions influencing health status
- History of concussion
- Vitamin B1 deficiency
- Memory lapses or loss
- Post-traumatic headache
- Postconcussion syndrome
- Myalgia and myositis
- Somatic dysfunction of cervical region
- Sleep disturbances
- Other physical therapy
- Nonallopathic lesions of the occipitocervical region
- Nonallopathic lesions of the rib cage
- Foot pain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Pes equinus
Thirty-six conditions deemed chronic by my doctors. Thirty-six. I would never have guessed a number this high. It is interesting to see it on paper. Just a list going down the entire page.
I am not sure how I really feel about it just yet. I think shock is the best way I can describe it right now.
Below I have described some of the conditions.
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Somatic dysfunction: impaired or altered functions of related components of the somatic (body framework) system. It can include the musculoskeletal, nervous, or lymphatic systems. Physicians use this term commonly in association with soft tissue injuries like strains and strains, but they do differ significantly. Somatic dysfunction occurs from a mechanical restriction first followed by an increase in muscle tone or spasm whereas a sprain or strain would first begin with an injury followed by a mechanical restriction. Somatic dysfunction is a functional impairment
The sacroiliac joint is in the low back where the spine meets the pelvis. Sacroiliac joint pain is discomfort in this area. This pain is a symptom that may come from a number of conditions or diseases.
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the hinge joint that connects the lower jaw (mandible) to the temporal bone of the skull, which is immediately in front of the ear on each side of your head.
Cervical spondylosis is a disorder in which there is abnormal wear on the cartilage and bones of the neck
Occipital neuralgia is a neurological condition in which the occipital nerves — the nerves that run from the top of the spinal cord at the base of the neck up through the scalp — are inflamed or injured. Occipital neuralgia can be confused with a migraine, or other types of headache, because the symptoms can be similar. But occipital neuralgia is a distinct disorder that requires an accurate diagnosis to be treated properly.
Myofascial pain syndrome is a chronic pain disorder. In myofascial pain syndrome, pressure on sensitive points in your muscles (trigger points) causes pain in seemingly unrelated parts of your body
Myalgia means “muscle pain” and is a symptom of many diseases and disorders.
Myositis refers to any condition causing inflammation in muscles. Weakness, swelling, and pain are the most common myositis symptoms.
There is no exact medical definition of nonallopathic lesions. A lesion is typically defined as a sore or bruise on the skin or under its surface. The term nonallopathic is found all over the Internet, but has no dominant meaning. At best, a cloudy definition may be found, but should not be relied upon as the actual definition of nonallopathic lesions or the term nonallopathic unto itself. It does not appear in any major medical dictionaries or publications, thus the reason no exact definition can be found.
Above it the best I could find in my brief internet search….comforting, isn’t it?
Cervicalgia is neck pain that occurs toward the rear or the side of the cervical vertebrae. It generally is felt as discomfort or a sharp pain in the upper back, neck or shoulders.
Equinus is a condition in which the upward bending motion of the ankle joint is limited. Someone with equinus lacks the flexibility to bring the top of the foot toward the front of the leg.
Sinusitis is an inflammation, or swelling, of the tissue lining the sinuses.