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Neck pain 9 mo's

Hi I'm new to this forum. I've named myself mystery mess b/c over the past 9 mo's I've hand neck and shoulder pain, heavy arms, numb hands, twitching in random muscles, headaches, and occ. Heaviness & pins & needles in my right leg. It started after got hit across my neck by my 5 yr old causing my head to get thrown back. Since then it's been a mess. I started w/ dizziness after starting PT. CT head done = neg. Then MRI of head done = 8mm right lateral thalamic lesion ? MS. Then MRI c-spine = c5c6 moderate right paramedianndisc protrusion with moderate cord compression. Also plain films show moderate to sever DJD c5-c6 with moderate narrowing of foramin on right w/ broad based osteophyte. I've seen 3 's they all say I don't have Ms. So I get a neurosurgery referal and he recommends basic acdf but can't guarantee that that will fix all my problems because he thinks inhale 2 probs but he couldn't tell me what the other prob is. Very frustrated, going on 9mo's now. On steroids now for the 5 th time and when i start 2 taper down the muscle pain & spasms are relentless. I feel like a colicie baby that just can't get comfortable. Any advice because I'm at a total loss. Thanks


  • gaj399ggaj399 Posts: 270
    edited 07/03/2013 - 9:36 AM
    I would suggest getting at least one more opinion, the more eyes that look at your test results, the more you learn about your condition.
    The rules on spine health do not allow us to try to read test results because we certainly don't have the knowledge and our ideas would probably be all wrong.
    I know that except for my first surgery I have gotten at least 2 or more consults before surgery. spine surgery is a huge decision, however there are times when if you don't get it done in a timely manner you can end up with permanent damage. I wish you good luck with whatever you decide.
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