I'm getting very confused about some things.
My MRI showed that I have herniated disks at C5-6 and C6-7 that are both pressing into the spinal cord.
Some of what I read and am being told indicates that since it's pushing into the spinal cord as opposed to the nerves that come off the spinal cord at that point, then it could cause problems with my legs as well as my arm.
But other things that I'm reading and being told say that something pressing into the spinal cord at those points would still only affect my arms and never my legs.
I think I need a clarifying anatomy lesson here. Can something pressing into the spinal cord in your neck affect your legs?
And to get even more specific, if something is pressing into the right side of your spinal cord, could it affect your left leg?