I have within the past few years been experiencing some troubles and some interesting symptoms. I woke up with what I thought was a pinched nerve in my neck a few years ago, unable to move or turn my head or move my left arm. After a few days the pain went away and kept recurring every few months. Also around this time, I noticed I started to develop a strange buzzing feeling in my feet, arms, and my legs were extremely sensitive to touch. Fast forward a year and I started to develop muscle spasms in my chest, and my right wrist and hand and shoulder is in constant dull pain. Also lots of pain in my feet and calves, feels deeper than muscle pain. I also have developed muscle twitches throughout my body, especially my chest and upper legs and arms, bladder urgency, and . After a variety of appointments, I got an MRI on my neck resulting in the following: c3-c4 herniated with spinal cord contact and moderate stenosis, c4-c5 moderate to severe stenosis resulting in contact with spinal cord. c5-c6 severe spinal stenosis with left ventral aspect of spinal cord being pressed which is resulting in continuous muscle spasm.
My doctors originally said the above wasn't serious enough to warrant surgery on a 26 year old. They have tried muscle relaxers, steroid shots, all to no avail. However, my surgeon insists that he doesn't want to do surgery on someone so young. However.,. after seeing another spinal surgeon at my husband's urging for a second opinion, this doctor says I am exhibiting signs of myelopathy and will only get worse. He seems to think all of my symptoms are coming from the 3 levels on my neck. At this point I am afraid to get any worse, and I am also curious, does anyone else have symptoms that mirror mine? Any advice would be great. Thank you!
C3-C6 herniated causing severe foraminal stenosis pressing against the left ventral aspect of the spinal cord.