I finally got to see my Primary Care Doc,following my recent posts on here, I have bulges at C5-6 and C6-7 plus oseophyte bars and disc space narrowing. Saw Neurologist in January who said surgery would not help, although MRI said that the spurs were pushing on the theca.
Anyway, for the past 3 weeks or so, I have been having heavy legs, both legs feel as though they cannot hold me up, and after short walks (room to room)I have to sit down. The stairs are a killer, and hard work to say the least. Pain in back of the legs is relentless and does not go away, even when I rest...........unless I lay face down, and then is fades.
PCP - has said he is worried that I may have 'long tract compression' and is asking for a Neurosugeon to see me urgently (last time I saw a neurologist - not sure of the difference)
What is long tract compression? All I know is that in the past month, I've gone from being able to walk several miles to barely being able to get to the kitchen.
Have double the Neurotin to 1800 per day to see if it helps, but I now feel in a complete daze of course !
Here in the UK, it is likely that the wait to see a NS, even urgently will be about 6 weeks. I am frankly worried that there may be permanent damage.........can I do anything to minimise this possibility?
All help and support is, as ever, greatly appreciated, with thanks to you all.