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Leg pain/cramp from neck spinal cord issues

SukhreSSukhre San Diego, CAPosts: 181
I have had occasional pain in my elbow. Now I have leg cramps and pain that comes and goes. My lumber area MRI & xrays look clean. I have disc bulges causing stenosis & spinal cord damage at C4-C7. Did anyone have a leg pain from neck stenosis. Does it the mean now there is more urgency for a surgery.
MRI shows C4-C7 severe steonosis. Pain in hand.


  • AkashAAkash Posts: 5
    edited 10/22/2015 - 7:20 AM
    There are two ways to explore this with your medical professionals. Either its spine related (which is concerning and elicits highest priority) or in order to protect your neck, your muscles are in spasm and can cause issues downstream. This wouldn't typically show in MRIs. A good person to explore this would be a PT after you get permission from your neuro.

    Disc bulges causing stenosis- are you sure its a bulge? Wouldn't herniations responsible for something like this?
  • SukhreSSukhre San Diego, CAPosts: 181
    Sorry i was offline for a while. It is disc bulge or osteophyte. Unfortunately I have a narrow spinal canal and the disc is big the canal is small.. so even a 10% growth of the disc would hurt the spine.
    MRI shows C4-C7 severe steonosis. Pain in hand.
  • I have been told that once there is leg pain involvement, surgery becomes urgent or you risk permanent damage. If I were you, I would get in to see a surgeon as soon as possible.
    C6-C7 fusion -January 20, 2016
  • SukhreSSukhre San Diego, CAPosts: 181
    Thanks for the feedback. Really appreciate that. I am told legs are more serious signs than hands, I have an appointment with a surgeon. He is the most conservative of all the surgeons I have talked.
    MRI shows C4-C7 severe steonosis. Pain in hand.
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