Hi Everyone. I have a question about cervical discs. My Dh found out a few weeks ago that he has some bulging discs in his neck. (We don't know as of yet where exactly they are, and the reason for that is a long story in itself). He was hospitalized for numbness, some weakness, dizziness, tiredness after these "attacks" and also got a headache after some of them, and then for chest pain.The CT revealed that he had a stroke but the dr. seem confused as his symptoms don't act like stroke symptoms. So when he had his follow-up with the NS, who is one of those "know it all, arrogant dr." said that she does not believe he had a stroke. When I told her we were keeping some notes on what exactly was happening when these symptoms were occurring, she said they sounded like the "auras" before a migraine, only DH is not having painful headaches every time after these things. She said that you can have auras and not have a headache. There are some pts. who have these symptoms with migraines and that sometimes the CT scan will look like a stroke but it's really migraines.
He does NOT have any pain in his neck. I know with discs in the lower back, you may not have pain or even symptoms, but is this true with cervical disc issues?
I guess I wanted to know if anyone has had these types of symptoms and whether you have any advice on what he should do next. He has another follow up with his family dr. tomorrow and we will probably find out what to do next.
My instinct is to find out more about these discs and how that is impacting him with these symptoms. I want him to go see my spinal dr, but at this time I don't know if he does cervical spine stuff. I think so, but he is a very specialized surgeon so he might not. I would also like him to see another NS to see what's going on but this will all depend on what the dr. says. But we are soooo confused b/c 4 dr. told us he had a stroke and she is the only one that says she "knows more about the brain than any of the other dr. so she know's what she's talking about". Well that attitude made her credibility go WAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY down!