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Considerable scar tissue was found as expected at L5-S1 level with small fragments of disk embedded and extruded within scar tissue. This required performing a medial facetectomy and foraminotomy to free L5 root. At L5-S1 level, which appeared to be transitional, a hard bulging disk was found. There were no other pertinent operative findings. Post-operative course and inclusion of Remote Viewing:
Following surgery, his leg pain was completely relieved. He complained of back pain during first post-operative week. This slowly led to fluctuating leg pain, left greater than right. Some days, he would be pain free. He remained afebrile and incision remained intact and normal in appearance.
He was sent for physical therapy with heat, massage and ultrasound with minimal relief. Caudal epidural steroid blocks did not change his pain. On 1/11 he complained of bilateral anterior leg pain and bilateral calf pain. There was no evidence of deep vein thrombosis. Straight leg raising was negative.
Medical Technical Remote Viewing Session (By John L. Turner, M.D.)
The viewer perceived origin of pain within brain and source of pain in lumbar (low back) region. Stage six sketch showed a 'tubular structure' with a helical flow pattern and an obstruction to flow by a 'reddish-brown' material. This material appeared to be of fluid consistency.
1/13: Examination and MRI:
Patient was afebrile, back and incision appeared normal. Patient describes an area in left paralumbar area that when pressed upon, would cause a radiation of pain to his left leg. 1/14: Repeat MRI:
An isolated pocket of suppuration or, perhaps, cerebrospinal fluid can be seen 2 cm below skin surface and extending to level of L5 nerve root. Needle aspiration yielded 4 cc of reddish brown material. The patient was taken to operating room where a loculated area of reddish-brown pus was found as expected. Cultures showed growth of coagulase-negative Staphylococcus and patient was started on appropriate antibiotics and twice daily wound packing and irrigation. He has made a good recovery with wound healing by second intention.
Discussion: This represents a case of post-operative infection which was a diagnostic delema due to atypical symptoms and a fluctuating course of shifting pain in back and both lower extremities. The surgical incision gave no clues about loculated deep infection. A remote viewing session focusing on anatomic features revealed obstruction of flow due to an abscess cavity which communicated with epidural space and may have impeded normal flow of cerebrospinal fluid. The RV findings did not suggest a recurrent herniated disk, but rather, a reddish-brown fluid as etiologic agent. This was confirmed by MRI scanning, needle aspiration and surgery.
Remote Viewing shortened delay in diagnosis and decreased medical costs of continued physical therapy in this patient with an unusual presentation of post-operative infection. John L. Turner, M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Dr. John L. Takeuchi Turner, A retired Neurological Surgeon on the big Isle of Hawaii who was trained by PSI TECH as a Remote Viewer to help assist his specialized science with alternative possibilities for quicker cures.