Greetings fellow Neckies! I have tried to Google to find these answers, even looked on here but didn't find much. C1/2 sure, C4/5/6/7 sure, not the poor lonely C2/3! I apparently now have issues forming in my C2/3 cervical spine area. I was trying to find out what the common symptoms are, or even some of the odd ones? I see my NS on Tuesday concerning the status of my C6/7 fusion issues - so I will bring this up as well as far as "should I be concerned..." Here are the symptoms I have had in the last few weeks that I don't think have much if anything to do with my C5/6/7. See the MRI excerpt below.
If I sleep without my hard collar (back and right side sleeper) I awake with the headache from hell on the back of my head, and sometimes it radiates to the left side of my head.
In the last 2 weeks, if I have a deep yawn, my left eyelid tries to close! This self fixes in about 15 seconds back to "normal."
Occasionally I get Tinnitus in the left ear - high pitched, not hissy. If it happens 10 times, once will be heard in the right ear.
Several times I have gotten "diagonal sparkles" in my left eye and if it continues beyond 15 minutes, the right eye starts doing it. When this happens I also lose most of my central vision and peripheral vision - no pain or light headed feeling associated with it. <-- When this happens, it is after I have my head bent forward for 10 minutes or so. The first time it happened I was driving home after a positional MRI and the last position was flexing forward for about 15 minutes. I had to pull over to let it pass.
I sit low sugar on average. As the eye things have happened, sugar 70+, BP 110/70 and heart rate around 75-80 - again, no pains associated.
Input/thoughts appreciated. Thanks in advance!!
PCTF C4 - T2, Laminectomies C5, C6 & C7. Severe Palsy left arm/hand.