Hey there folks:
I was sorting through my records today and I didn't realize that I had a copy of my brain MRI that was done in May (which I should have known, because any tests are automatically mailed to me). So I read through it, and as my GP stated, "normal". However, when I was in his office the day he ordered it, I could have sworn he also ordered a cervical MRI. Fancy that. I don't have those results, and now I'm not sure if one was even performed.
I will certainly add that to my growing list of questions for him when I see him.
So what do you make of this:
In May I experienced a wrenching pain in the middle of my back (felt like in my spine), right leg numbness and spasms.
With this current episode, the most memorable issues have been severe imbalance, tremors, weakness, spasms.
Would all of these symptoms come from the brain or could they also come from the cervical spine?
And to revisit the tremor issue. I didn't even realize I had one until the neuro at the ER tested me. But after I took a shower this morning my legs were shaking like crazy. They calmed down after about 10 minutes. But for the rest of the day I've had one in the same arm that the neuro indicated. It's only noticeable if I try to take a drink out of a glass and by the time it gets halfway up to my face, I start shaking to where I need to switch hands if I want to get the beverage in my mouth and not all over my face (and all over my unfortunate cat if he's sitting in my lap).
I will go over this with my GP, and if indeed a cervical MRI has not been done, do you think it would be warranted due to my symptoms? And also, since the pain issues I've had have been originating in the middle of my back, should I also push for a thoracic MRI? He may already have that on his agenda, but I want to get my ducks in a row before I see him.
Thanks to all!