I'll try to keep this brief..so hard. Any input will be greatly appreciated.
In 2009 I had a 2 level (C5/6-6/7) ACDF. After the Surgery they explained that since we were in there do not be surprised if you occasional have a flair up or issue. If so we can give you a shot. It did happen a year later and the block helped.
2 Years go by and all is fine. Then in 2012 I had a few months of neurological problems that they swore were not related to my surgery....Thats when I posted my last post. They thought I had MS but that has been ruled out due to not passing the Spinal Tap. Now This April I started to have horrible calf charley horses at night, lasted 2 weeks. Then in the same leg it started to feel heavy. At the same time I got neck and shoulder pain followed by hand pain and cramping. All on the same right side. Leg, hand shoulder arm.
So through June July and August I was poked prodded and drawn of LOTS of blood. Spinal Tap, Brain MRI..the whole thing.
No MS (One O band but serum had elevated protein.)
My Brain has many WML's but do not coincide with MS
All levels of my spine show no infractions.
In October we noticed I had Drop Foot. It was diagnosed through an EMG Also was discovered I have Hyperreflexia. I was also diagnosed with spasticity and muscle stiffness.
All of my doctors have been not very forthright I feel until lately, and here I still have questions.
After all of these tests, I finally asked..."what do you think this is?" I was finally told "We think this is Cervical Myelopathy with Spasticity"
What confuses me most were the keg findings. The EMG doctor confirmed that the nerve wa snot damaged in my spine or leg or knee to cause the Foot Drop. So what did? She found a "Distress" signal from my L5 but there is no spinal cord damage.
Finally (brief yeah right
) Spasticity, Hyperreflexia, Foot drop can all be caused by an ACDF years later? I do not believe them...please prove me wrong