Re: cerebellum problems?
You most definitely need to obtain an MRI of the head and c spine to see what may be under there.something is most definitely not right here.the scab thing is just freaky really.yellow fluid i know can be synovial fluid since i had a non stop leak of this crap from a surgery in my knee.i leaked it for weeks til i could get it fixed.CSF i don't 'think" is yellow,it is more clear in color if i remeber right.but this should NOT be happeneing.you are lucky that this has never become infected,that could be a nightmare within itself.seeing your primary and have this all evaluated and have them send you for that MRI right now would be your best bet since it will usually take many weeks just to get in to actually see any sort of a specialist,which in your case,you need to see a neurosurgeon just for that level of expertise.a neurologist just isn't the right guy for this type off evaluation,you need an NS.
the fact that your pain is "stabbing' in nature would really indicate some possible spinal cord issues not just within the vertebrae.this does need evaluating and that MRI just to se whats up in there.at least you will know.you also need to find out just what in the heck that scab thing is all about,thats really plain freaky.you could have some sort of effusions within the synovial joints in the c spine up further in the c spine.i have whats called synovitis(among a ton of other crap)in all of my facet joints within the c spine at every single level.this is actual fluid within the small facet joints themselves.just another thing to add to my list O crap.but like i said before,synovial fluid is the one and only type of body fluid that i am aware of that is actually yellow in color.this 'could' possibly be it.but you most definitely need to see your doc and get the films done.i wouldn't settle for anything less than an MRI.you just have to be able to get to the cord level which you just cannot with any lessor type of test.good luck and please let us know how you are doing.
just an FYI here.your symptoms don't seem to really indicate any sort of actual cerebellar involvement at this point anyway.it governs vision and gait among other things.I hope this helps reassure you some,Marcia
11-20-01,placement of hardware for failed fusion
9-22-03,removal of cavernous hemangioma that was inside spinal cord. Neuro damage to L hand L leg and R leg.
Last edited by feelbad; 12-25-2006 at 05:38 PM.