Just Wondered?


#1
Just a thought, I wondered has anyone else had back problems or suffered from Bells Palsy before dx with pd?

I suffered from a slipped disc in my lower back over 15 years ago and was unable to move for at least six weeks. Also i had Bells Palsy around the same time and lost the use of left side of my face. The feeling came back eventually but i have been left with a slight droopy eye lid.

I was dx with pd 2 years ago and am the first member in my family to be diagnosed.I`m sure i`ve read of a connection with lower back injuries & pd, not sure about bell`s palsy! It may not be connected but thought it would be an interesting discussion!

Big C
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#2
I had surgery for a spinal stenosis a year before dx with PD. 6 months of incredible pain! Surgery solved the problem.

#3
Thanks wpgchap for your reply, it looks like i`ts only me who`s had bell`s palsy so it can`t be related!

:disappointed:

#4
I had bells palsy in my teens, it only lasted about two weeks,I also have a curve in my spine which gives me a lot of pain now but it didn`t bother me till I was in my late 20`s early 30`s. I`m now 68 dx november 2009, I don`t know if there`s a connection with pd or not.


Val

#5
My friend had bad back problems for years before he was diagnosed with PD. He now thinks it was related.

#6
It really make you wonder if there is any conection between back injury/pd?

I`ll try and find out more info where i have read about this!


C

#7
my husband has had a bad back on and off for about 30 years. He also had Bell's palsy twice, once definitely on his tremor side.

#8
I had 2 bouts of disc problems before diagnosis with pd. Looking back I think I had movement problems and pain that I blame d on my back which were really pd, there is an overlap in symptoms but I don't see how causes can be related. let us know if you find anyhting