As far as all the fun things that can go wrong with your Central Nervous System, spine, joints, etc., it’s a pretty long list. As a result, your doctor has an equally long list of tests to order for you. Now I am of the personal opinion that no doctor should ever order some of the tests I’ve had unless they’ve personally been on the receiving end of the test themselves. Seems fair, right?
I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis in 1985 or so, but asymptomatic until around 2007.
I also had a lovely bout with tendonitis in my wrists for a few years in my 30s, for which my doctor and myself tried any number of different treatments, none of which was terribly successful. I simply outgrew the problem eventually.
Add to these, the long list of other spinal and skeletal issues, and you start to feel like a pincushion.
So let me give you a list of tests / procedures I’ve had – and you may be facing – and give you the honest lowdown on them – and my recommendations as a result. FYI: I’ve read a lot of misinformation about some of these tests on Internet forums. Consider the source. There is more MISinformation than INformation on the Internet.
I started studying electronics in 1960. I made my living in technology for most of my life. If I tell you something, you can bet I’ve had it done to me – and asked the appropriate questions to clarify anything I couldn’t figure out on my own – and – I’ve researched it thoroughly before posting anything about it on my blog.