Bizarre Medical Accident Causes Seizures and Severe Post Concussion Syndrome

Tue Jan 3, 2017 - 12:00am UTC

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Calgary, Canada – January 3, 2017 /PressCable/ —

Tina went to her hospital on the advice of her doctor to do a routine test. This test is called a myelogram.

A myelogram is a diagnostic imaging procedure done by a radiologist. It uses a contrast dye and X-rays or Computed Tomography (CT or CAT Scan) to look for problems in the spinal canal, including the spinal cord and other tissues. The technician injects the contrast dye into the spinal column before the procedure, which allows the radiologist to see detailed images of the spinal cord and other nearby structures more clearly than with standard X-rays. It’s often used to detect abnormal conditions such as herniated discs, spinal cord or brain tumours, spinal stenosis and ankylosing spondylitis.

Among the known risks of this procedure, there could be an allergic reaction to the contrast dye. Because the dye is injected into the cerebrospinal fluid which also surrounds the brain, there is a small risk of seizure after the injection.

As Tina lay on her examination table, with the dye injected into her spinal column, something very unusual and dangerous happened. She said, “The table I was laying on became stuck upside down, causing the dye from the test to leak into my brain, which caused me to go into seizures after I got home from the hospital.” She doesn’t remember exactly what happened but she was on the stairs inside her home when she experienced a seizure and the convulsions drove her into the railing of the staircase – head first. That’s how her concussion happened.

Tina speaks bravely and eloquently about her brain injury in her video. She describes the disastrous effects of her concussion on her life since January 2016. Today, she suffers from severe symptoms of Post Concussion Syndrome (PCS).

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