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Changing symptoms?

Hi I was wondering if other people here are experiencing changes in their symptoms. I don't have a diagnosis yet (appt with neuro at the end of April) but the MRI shows multiple herniations in the thoracic area and some cord compression. In the past six months my symptoms have changed quite a bit so I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this.
Numbness and pins and needles in hand and foot are now numbness mostly in hand and lower arm and a tired arm, as if I had carried something heavy for a long time. no more pins and needles. Numbness in foot is now on and off but has gone up a bit, to just above the ankle.
Right side symptoms six months ago, now having some minor numbness and tiredness in left hand too
Headaches (severe) are now gone but I get dizzy spells.
New - a feeling of instability in my spine (sometimes when I walk) as if i had a tower of stacked blocks as spine, also o popping sound in my spine which I can't quite tell where it comes from.
My serious back pain seems to have diminished (very grateful for that)

All in all I find this changes weird so I was wondering if they happen to everybody or at least to some people or perhaps if the long wait is getting the better of my nerves and I'm becoming a bit apprehensive.


  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,859
    with Cervical or Thoracic disc problems. My gut is leaning more towards cervical issues.

    • - When you talk about the numbness in your arm and hand that says cervical.
      - When you talk about your headaches, that says cervical
      - When you talk about your feet, I am at a lose about that
    It is not taht uncommon to show different symptoms at different times. So much depends on wher the root of the problem is. Take a look at the Dermatone Map

    This may be helpful in isolating where the problem is.

    But always remember, we are not medical professionals, so what we are talking about comes from our own experiences and/or research. You should always talk things over with your doctor to get the formal medical review.
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
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