I used to post on here in '07 before and after having a Discectomy on L5/S1 but I forgot my username and password so created a new one.
Anyhow, I recovered well from my surgery and became very active again (running, biking, rock and ice climbing)
But, all along I've been having tingling in my fingers (both hands) which has been intermittant and I just ignored it hoping it would go away. Of course it didn't go away. Now I have pain in elbow and forearm in left arm, pain in both triceps, burning shoulders, a neck that feels as though it isn't sitting on my head properly. Also have muscle weakness in my left arm. And some numbness/tingling in both feet. All my symptoms are intermittant and come and go, never painful enough to take painkillers unless I want to do something strenuous such as go climbing.
My Doc thinks I have probs with Cervical Disc (possibly C5/6) and has booked me in for Physio and an MRI. He thinks that because I have bilateral symptoms that my disc bulge will be a central disc bulge (as opposed to a lateral rupture which is what I had in L5/S1)
I forgot to ask what this means. Does a central disc bulge, impinge onto the spinal cord? Or onto the nerve roots? Or can it do either?