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cervical problems and leg weakness????
Since April I have had leg, most affected left leg, weakness and numbness, to the point I have fallen 3 times. I have a history of cervical spine arthritis, DDD, etc. I went to an ortho MD who did a lumbar MRI and I have arthritis there but nothing that would explain the weakness. I was referred to a Physical Rehab Specialist who did an EMG on my left leg - it was normal. I was then sent to a neurologist who did an exam and noted I have positive Babinski reflexes (something is going on in my central nervous system) along with the weakness, sensory impairment, etc. He ordered lab test - B12 which is normal and an MRI of the brain and cervical neck. The brain was normal. Cervical neck MRI showed mild DDD in some areas, a bulging disc C3-4 (new from the last MRI) and at C5-6 "bilobed diffuse osteophyte complex without significant central canal narrowing. Moderate bilateral neural foraminal narrowing." Yes, I have UE pain, numbness, etc. But without central canal narrowing these wouldn't explain the leg weakness and numbness would it? Any thoughts? The neurologist didn't set up a follow up with me, but I have to call the office when all the test were done.