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Update from Neuro appointment

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  • Posted By: terrilynnn
  • May 30, 2008
  • 02:15 PM

I went to the neuroligist yesterday and she said that yes there were several brain lesions but they were not in the typical area for ms so she does not think I have it, thank goodness. She thinks that the problem is in the cervical spine area and that if I had a disk compressed that it would give me the dizzeness and arm & leg burning and tingling. I am schedule for a cervical spine mri with contrast. Can anyone else tell me if they have had this condition? They also took a ton of blood test that would show lupis, b-12 deficiencey, lyme & a ton of other things. Will keep everyone posted on what shows up.

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  • Hi Terrilynnn,You might want to try this great group which I found by doing some research on the internet.http://neurotalk.psychcentral.com/Lot's of supportive people there.
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  • I have had those symptoms too. My MRI showed that I had 2 discs herniated (C4-5 & C5-6) I went to physical therapy 2x a week for 6 weeks and my neck is better, the tingling is better and I don't have neck muscle spasms anymore. But I still have the generalized muscle weakness I was having and dizziness and headaches. I suspect I have multiple things going on. The PT was very helpful in getting back my ability to do basic life functions though.
    dizzy lizzie 192 Replies Flag this Response
  • thank you for the reply! Do they want to surgery on it? I have not seen the neuosurgen yet but my neuroligist said since it was large and pushing into my spine that he would probably want to do surgery and put a screw in because of the damage the disk could do if it went any farther. What kind of things did the phisical therapist do? Any neck traction involved. I appreciate all your help, have a great morning!:)
    terrilynnn 5 Replies Flag this Response
  • Forgot to tell you that c-spine showed a large disk herniation at c4-c5 and that is pushing straight back and up into my spine. I go to see the neursurgen on the 17th of july to see what he wants to do and my neurologist said that he would probably want to do surgery because its been 4 months of pain already and the way it is pushing into my spine. I was also told that it could cause permanent nerve root damage the longer that it goes on. Can you get rid of these things without surgery?
    terrilynnn 5 Replies Flag this Response
  • It depends on each individual case. My herniation was not too bad. I did have 2 discs herniated c4-5 to the back and right and c5-6 to the back. My PT gave me exercises to do that reversed the pressure and physical habits. Every person needs to have their situation evaluated and gets unique exercises for their specific condition so it's impossible to say based on my treatment if it'd be good for you. I always think it's best to get a second independent opinion before having surgery though. I am about to schedule surgery on my sinuses but not until after consulting my PCP away from the surgeon. Do you live in/near a big city where you can get to doctors who might not know each other easily? That's the best thing to do if you can, but I know if you're far from a city it might be too difficult/expensive.
    dizzy lizzie 192 Replies Flag this Response
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