I had ACDF C6/7 just over a year ago, and although the pain in my arm (I was told I was lose the use of my arm without surgery)is better, I am having real problems from the waist down on my left side. This is the same side I had the arm problem on
I have med-severe pain from just to the left of my spine at the waist to my foot, and at times I just want to cut my leg off. My waist, bottom, back of leg and toes are numb (second and third toe especially) and I have urinary urgency - I don't feel the need to go until it is too late and have had some accidents. If I sit for too long, esp driving, then I find it very difficult to get up and move
I saw my NS last week, and the MRI showed nothing "urgent" - am seeing him again on Friday
I am really scared as I also lose the use of my leg sometimes - it's as if something just "goes" and I can't walk on it for a couple of seconds. The last time it happened I got the most awful pain down my groin
I note a couple of ladies have experienced this with "cervical cord impingement" and although the symptoms sound so similar my MRI shows no such thing
Has anyone else experienced anything like this???