I have a few previous posts which describe my mri results as well as discuss the ACDF surgery I underwent on 3/9. The reason i went to the doctor initially was due to left foot/leg burning, shooting, numbness, tingling, etc. i had the MRI to rule out L5/S1 disease when they found the problems in my cervical spine that required immediate attention. At my last follow-up with my neurosurgeon on 4/23 he noticed left hand weakness and "luckily" there was a neurologist in his office at the time that he had come in for a look at my hands. The doctor attributed this to essential tremor, but during his exam noticed the weakness, decreased reflex & dull/sharp discriminiation in my left foot. he ordered mri of lumbar & EMG w/ NCS. I already had the EMG but I have not had my follow-up with the ordering provider ( i have the earliest appt i could get). I tried "pumping" the Dr. performing the needle conduction testing for info but I understand he could not give me a full report at the time of testing. I did get out of him that he thought this to be peripheral polyneuropathy and was not from anything central in nature or a nerve plexus thing. I am not diabetic. All blood work has been normal. I know there are multiple potential causes for peripheral neuropathy, but has anyone with myelomalacia experienced this or know of any link? I am wondering if there is some connection or similarity in the break down in the nerves (axon itself) at both the central & peripheral level.
Anyone with both conditions or have any experience with either or both that has any insight or just curious on theories, but please reference as such. Oh, & please do not simply cut & paste wikipedia. I know those that have are trying to be helpful :-)