I've been very sick for the last three months. I'm having extreme ear pain and pressure in my left ear, dizziness and vertigo which first started with walking and now is constant, and pain and pressure in the back of my head that spreads to the left side. I'm also having lower back spasms, nerve pains in my left leg, and bladder issues. All of this has gotten so bad that I can't function and perform normal activities.
Recently I also started choking and having trouble swallowing food. About a month ago, I choked on some food and reached back into my mouth and discovered a large lump on the far back wall of my throat. It is behind the retro pharyngeal wall and it seems like it is parallel to my C1 vertebrae.
I saw an ENT who said the lump was my cervical spine . I had an MRI of the neck which was normal, but I'm not sure if the imaging even captured that area of my spine and throat.
I've been to so many doctors and have not gotten a diagnosis. So, basically, I'm wondering is it normal for any part of your cervical spine to protrude into your throat/esophagus?