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questions about nerve impingement and dizziness...

autumnjoyaautumnjoy Posts: 55
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:41 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
i recently found out i have disc bulges at C4-C8 and moderate bilateral neural foraminal narrowing at all levels. DDD was also noted on the report.

my fingertips (mostly the pinky, ring and middle finger) have been constantly numb for over 2 months, and the numbness sometimes goes into all my fingers and up my arm.

i also have alot of pain (muscle tension pain, shooting pains and achiness).

i'm wondering if this numbness will ever go away, or is it likely permanant?

another question is... i've been having alot of dizziness. especially when i go to lie down, i feel like i am falling. also sometimes when i stop walking, or stop in my car, i feel like i am still moving. could this be from my neck issues?

i have also noticed when i am carrying things in my hands, i feel like i am going to drop them, like my grip lessens, or feels unsteady.

i go to my doctor tomorrow, but i would really like to hear personal experiences from others.

thankyou very much.


  • THis is a great place to learn and share. Please remember that these are the experiences of other people and not medical advice.

    Sounds like you had the MRI but haven't spoken to your doctor. Most treatment plans are based on a combination of test results and what you are feeling. Some poeple have very bad problems but no symptoms so the doctor will say to wait. Some will show very little in problems but have alot of pain and the doc may suggest treatments.

    It is very important to keep a log of what you are feeling, time of day, and what you are doing when you feel these things. Take that to the doctor so you can tell him exactly what you are experiencing. He will tell you what to do. If you are not comfortable or he suggests something serious like surgery please get a second opinion.

    Good luck and keep posting.
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