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cramps and tingling feelings

SukhreSSukhre San Diego, CAPosts: 181
I had occasional leg and hand pain and tingling feelings. Last February, I had headache and all kinds of numbness and tingling feelings. The MRI had C4-C5, C5-C6, C6-7 stenosis (severe root stenosis at C4-C5, C5-6 and some damage on spinal cord on C5-C6). My symptoms are both on upper and lowerbody. They test my strengths and it seems ok. EMG/nerve test came ok for upper body.

Recently I have so much cramps. Everyday I think ok, its going to go away and it does not.

Any feedback would be appreciated. I talk to the doctors. One surgeon thought I should get surgery to save future damages. The other wants me to make the decision.

Any feedback would be appreciated.

MRI shows C4-C7 severe steonosis. Pain in hand.


  • Sukhre, I'll be having a 3 level acdf (4-7) on the 17th. I have cord compression at 2 of these levels. My symptoms have progressed slowly over the last 3-4 yrs but one of them ( and I'm not really sure if it was a symptom )was very painful cramping in my legs which would be preceded by severe twitching , jerking of the muscles . It never seemed like the usual cramping because of the muscle movement but when I started taking a particular brand of magnesium they did improve. I had this for over a long period of time and I wasn't completely sure that it wasn't really the muscles and nerves just getting less responsive. I have weakness in both legs that doesn't allow me to stand on my tiptoes or have any push off when walking ( no spring in my step). I also have muscle weakness in my right arm , numbness in my L hand , and I wake up nightly ( almost like clockwork) with burning pain in both hands . The surgery is to take away the danger of paralysis and of course I'm hoping it clears up some of these other things. I do have an ugly lumbar ( had mri ) that could be contributing . Rob
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  • SukhreSSukhre San Diego, CAPosts: 181
    edited 12/14/2015 - 3:50 PM
    Thanks for your story. I hope that the ACDF helps you.

    Those who think that my leg (tingling, then cramps) are coming from the spine, they want me to do surgery.

    My lumber is ok. I wonder if dancing salsa caused by progress. I had very mild symptoms 14 years back, Lately in last 3-5 years it seemed much worse.

    I should probably stop dancing 100% and do another MRI to find more. I am seeing a surgeon on Wednesday, He is a conservative surgeon.
    MRI shows C4-C7 severe steonosis. Pain in hand.
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