| | Leg weakness & myelo? One side higher than other
Hi all i did not know which section to post this but believe it to be neurological, now this is a weird one because i have so many symptoms that i don't know where to begin.
I went to see a Physio from which i got a lot of feedback in regard to a my legs getting weakness recently. I am losing strength/feeling in legs and cam't stand up/walk too much. My left side seems to be weaker than my right according to the Physio. I agree with this because when i walk on my left leg it seems to give way much more compared to the right.
After the physical exam etc i did a step test and he said my pulse seems fine in the back of legs/feet so he thinks it is neurological in origin. This was also because when he tested my back when pressing certain parts of my spine they hurt a lot especially in thoracic.
Next he told me that my body on one side is much higher than other side, 'my' left shoulder is low compared to the right and the same applied in my pelvis. I also noticed i am out of breath somewhat when he touches the upper spine, There is tender muscle tissue there. I have also lost a lot of movement according to the physio (i even shake).
After all this he said it could be mylo or myelo, he described it as nerves not having insulation to keep them warm enough (not sure if thats how you spell it). He said he would get my GP doc to refer me to neurologist with a letter. This was about 3 days ago but i'm still waiting for his letter. Am i supposed to have it by now or do Physios take some time to write them?
What kind of tests can i expect in the future? I think he said blood test and at least a scan. But i have a feeling he will send me for about 3 different things one being an EMG.
I believe what caused this was a falling accident and lifting accident when i was younger and its catching up. I believe my spine is out of place, even my ribs feel out of place and i seem to lose much balance. The weirdest symptom is that sometimes i get chest pain and i lean backwards and sometimes there is this pop or crunch and the pain disappears after this. I also had one episode of bending down and getting an electric spark feeling in the left side of my head.
Hopefully at 24 i'm still young enough to get things back to normal. Has anyone ever experienced anything like this? Thanks for reading.
Last edited by jay185; 05-28-2012 at 02:04 PM.