I have several Problems in my Cervical Spine and looking at my cervical MRI scares me.It looks just awful to me and makes me wonder,how and why my cervical Spine is still fairly upright at all.It's a Mess!:O
Anyway:Between C3/4 and C6/7 I have Bulging Discs,herniating at C3/4 and C6/7.Along these 4 Levels there are also moderate to severe DDD ,endplate Osteophytes,disc Space and foraminal Narrowing ,flattening of the thecal Sac and some moderate Arthritis.All of this is causing moderately severe to sometimes quite severe Pain and a lot of very uncomfortable Popping in my neck.I also have Numbness in my Arms,Hands and Fingers,especially when I hold a Book/Magazine up for reading and I sometimes drop a lot of Things. My Surgeon has advised not to do anything right now,unless it becomes necessary and too painful to handle.:<
Very recently I have developed a "Ache" which envelops my head and seems to originate in the Cervical Spine at the base of my Skull.This started,when I returned a light Object back onto a Shelf about 5 ft High and I felt a very sudden,sharp,burning and nauseating Pain from my Ear across my shoulder.It went away,when I lowered my Arm,but returend as soon as I lifted it again and has now subsided into a dull Ache.The Ache and Head Ache are accompanied by Dizziness and Unsteadiness on my feet, a Feeling of Nausea and my Ears feel "Full"(as does my Head).I am bumping into a lot of Things,including people,since this has started and I have also noticed,that the Areas behind my Ears and on my Neck/Shoulder now feels quite tender.When I lie down,the head Ache and Dizziness completely disappears,until i get up again. :S
I have send a Letter to me Surgeon,as I am quite concerned about these new Developments,but I have not received a Call or an e-mail from him as yet.
I am wondering,if anyone has had similar experiences as these.I would really appreciate any Advice/Ideas.