I don't want to jinx myself, but I just have to say that this has been a really great week. I'm almost completely recovered from my cold and the spring-like weather has been nothing short of phenomenal. Seventy degrees in the middle of February? Are you kidding me? I actually took a walk on Main Street between jobs the other day, just enjoying the sunshine. But the best part of the week was definitely getting the results back from my health scan with Deb. I mentioned doing the scan in my last sharepost but didn't have much information yet. On Thursday, Deb and I sat down so we could go over the lengthy printouts and discuss the suggested protocol. Here is what I learned, briefly:
I am lacking in many vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and enzymes
My hormones are out of whack
I have borderline allergies to gluten, dairy, honey, and garbanzo beans
I'm not digesting certain animal proteins
My biggest physical stressors are related to food and emotions
A lumbosacral spine CT is a computed tomography scan of the lower spine and surrounding tissues.
Spinal CT; CT - lumbosacral spine
How the test is performed
You will be asked to lie on a narrow table that slides into the center of the CT scanner. You will need to lie on your back for this test.
Once inside the scanner, the machine's x-ray beam rotates around you. (Modern "spiral" scanners can perform the exam in one continuous motion.)
Small detectors inside the scanner measure the amount of x-rays that make it through the part of the body being studied. A computer takes this information and uses it to create several individual images, called slices. These images can be stored, viewed on a monitor, or printed on film. Three-dimensional models of organs can be created by stacking the individual slices together.
You must be still during the exam, because movement causes blurred images. You may be told to hold your br...
Alternative Names Intrathecal scan; Spinal cord scan; CSF flow scan; Cisternogram Normal Values A normal value indicates normal circulation of CSF through all parts of the brain and spinal cord. What abnormal results mean An abnormal study indicates disorders of CSF circulation, including: Hydrocephalus CSF leak Normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) Whether or not a CSF shunt is open or blocked
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