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I know that C4-C5 issues usually manifest with not only neck pain, but also numbness, tingling, weakness and/or pain in the arms (and possibly extending to the hands). I have a herniation at this level that, per the MRI, is contacting and slightly indenting my spinal cord, in addition to stenosis with an AP diameter of 7-8 mm. I am scheduled to have an ACDF at this level in late January. Over the past two weeks or so, I have noticed numbness and tingling in my legs -- at first it was just the left one, and now it is both. This sensation is intermittent, not continuous. I also have a spot at the top of one of my feet that feels numb from time to time. Even though I have surgery on the calendar, these newer symptoms are making me anxious. Do these seem normal, considering the specifics of my diagnosis? Should I be alright to wait several more weeks for surgery, or does this need to be expedited?
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