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possible MS

jayhawkjjayhawk Posts: 1,032
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:41 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
During my evaluations my surgeon noted that my reflexes are "very brisk", I have significant tremors and I am very week~more so in the feet /ankles/calfs, vs the hips. My surgeon feels this doesn't go hand in hand with my MRI findings (my brain MRI is normal)My surgeon feels strongly that there may be something else neurological going on in addition to the spine and wants a thorough neuro evaluation. Initially he wanted to wait until this was done before having surgery. He reversed this, but definately wants this done~he suspects MS. Has this happened to anyone else? It is so scarey and weighs heavily on my mind!


  • Welcome to Spine-Health.

    I've not personally been through this, but there's another member, Jay111, who's been going through this for a while. What he's shared with us, as well as some other members, is that MS is not so much finding that you have it as it is ruling other things out which means lots of testing in different areas.

    Jay has been going through this for quite a while and has had his share of ups ("nothing we're finding is pointing to you having MS") and downs ("we really think you have MS"). And he's going to one of the the top MS neurological centers in the western states.

    Please try to keep calm while you go through this process. It can be a long one and hopefully you can keep your mind on other things while riding this out.

    Good luck to you and please keep us posted.
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