Case Study | 1. Hand Numbness & Spine Disease
My father had complained of numbness & tingling in his hands for years. Fiat medicine got him nowhere. One look at his spine, and the problem was clear. But, his doctors did not know it.
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For years my father had complained of intermittent numbness and tingling in his hands (and sometimes feet), usually in 1 or 2 speci
fic locations. From the perspective of Fiat Medicine, he had many potential contributing factors.
Years of physical labor with repetitive motions
Chronic antibiotic use - specifically fluoroquinolones
At one point he was diagnosed with ‘pre-diabetes’
Put on a statin by his primary care provider
If these predisposing factors were not enough, a crack team of Neurologists has put together a diagnostic algorithm to figure out what is going on.
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