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Hi Newby here wondering if any of you get drop attacks??

gemlou78ggemlou78 Posts: 5
edited 11/12/2014 - 4:13 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
Hi, so I have multilevel cervical disc disease with bulging, extruding, impingement on nerves ect.
My right arm is often useless, I have had episodes of it in my right leg to and knee contracture.
I get vertigo, awful headaches, blurry vision sometimes with transient vision loss in right eye.
Most scary is drop attacks and fainting.
So far only seen arrogant locum consultants who say 'yeah yeah yeah it's all to do with your neck'
I'm starting gabapentin today and on waiting list for physio.

Do any of you get this? Has your consultant said it's due to beck? My Gp thinks they should image my lumbar spine in case something there is causing the drop attacks but locum just said he doesn't need to as the state of my neck would mean lumbar will be similar.
I'm a hairdresser and Im signed off for two weeks but can barely walk, and hand useless.
My husband thinks I should stop working and claim pip till I'm better but I'm scared of the atos assessment process.

Can anyone give me some advice please x
degenerative cervical disc disease c2-3 to c6-c7
Straightening lordosis reversal c5-c6
Protrusion cord c3-c4
protrusion impinging left side cord
C6-7 discal extrusion compressing c7 nerve root


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