T5/T6 bulge and diffuse nondermatomal nerve symptoms. Are they related???
Hi. I am new to forum and suffer from a T5/T6 bulge due to a massage gone bad. I was hoping I can get some opinions from members that understand this condition as I am not sure what my next step should be. Thank you for reading.
This is my MRI report. March 2011
C2-C5 all demonstrate central disc protrusion with mild unconvertebral joint and facet joint hypertrophy and no neural compromise.
C5/C6 left paracentral disc extrusion with mild unconvertebral joint &facet joint hypertrophy. Dimensions of disc are 11x2.2x6mm (transverse x AP x cranio caudal) Moderate to severe left foraminal narrowing with potential to impinge C6 nerve root. Mild spinal canal narrowing.
C6/C7 central disc protrusion with mild unconvertebral joint and facet joint hypertrophy.The disc just contacts anterior aspect cervical spinal cord. No neural compromise.
T5/T6 small right paracentral disc protrusion with annual fissuring and contact and mild flattening of right anterior aspect thoracic cord. Neural exit foramina and spinal canal adequate. Scoliosis convex to left centered at T5/T6
I have been seen by orthopaedic spine specialist and he said that there is nothing in my MRI films that alarms him or warrants surgery.
I have pain and sometimes burning, & tightness in back where bra line is. I haven't been told how to deal with that. Also sometimes my hands sting (both of them) sometimes only 1 stings.
In November 2011 last year I started having patches of tingling/numbness/cold feeling around my body mostly legs,butt,and inner thighs bilaterally. Then within 2 weeks.. elbow, arms and head were involved too. It's a migrating numbness. I have seen a neurologist and reflexes, EMG, and sensory evoked potentials normal. Told it is a migrating neuritis.It is purely sensory and it is in all 4 limbs,trunk, and top of head. I am not sure if I should be looking at my spine as a cause or elsewhere.
Does anyone know if thoracic/ cervical disc issues can manifest a symptom so much higher up than the level of injury such as numbness in top of head?? Does this sound spine related or should i look at other causes.
Any information would be very much appreciated.