Arroyo contacts spine specialist-A A +A
Thursday, September 6, 2012
MANILA -- Former President and now Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo said she has started searching for a specialist who can correct her spinal condition.
In her official Twitter account, Arroyo also said she continues to attend her thrice a week therapy at the Veterans Memorial Medical Center (VMMC), where she had spent eight months in hospital arrest.
"I just came from my thrice weekly therapy at Veterans. This week, I also saw two alternative medicine practitioners as part of my search for a second opinion while initiating my communication with an opinion with a neurocervical spine purist who does repeat surgery daily, as recommended by Dr. Anastacio," she said.
Dr. Roberto Anastacio, her physician at the Makati Medical Center, earlier said the titanium plate implant on Arroyo's cervical spine had dislodged and posing grave danger to the life of the former leader.
It was unclear, however, if the medical practitioner that Arroyo was referring to in her tweet is residing locally or abroad.
Anastactio had said treatment for Arroyo's spinal condition could be found in Austria and New York. (Kathrina Alvarez/Sunnex)