Re: cervical spondylosis/stenosis
Wow! I could've written your post myself! I had a herniated disc at C5-6 with nerve root compression, and mild cord deformity. I also had osteophyte(bone spur) foraminal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal). I was also experiencing dizziness, etc. And, I too, have had sinus problems for years, in fact, I had sinus surgery last Feb. 2001.(and he did 3 separate surgeries--- ethmoidectomy, septoplasty, and something else I can't remember the name of right now...) SO, before I had my neck surgery I was being treated for sinus infections, had another CT scan of my sinuses (and polyps were found), but I had an ENG test, that came back normal, thus ruling out Meniere's and BPPV...Anyway, had minimally invasive discectomy last month(Feb. 5), but my ears started plugging up on me again. I used antibiotic ear drops, took antibiotics, etc. But, then I just noticed that I have a lump behind my right ear, and a pressure problem within my head. So, I had a CT done the other night, and apparently it looked okay, but my ENT said it sounds like a lymph node or something, and that my eustachian tubes were being closed off. So, I go in next Thursday to see. I'm just praying I can get this taken care of asap, because I've been dealing with this problem since last October, and nobody could figure out what was wrong with me, but all 4 neurosurgeons I saw said they didn't think it could be from the herniated disc. Now, if I just would've felt this lump before maybe (?) I could've had this ear problem taken care of before now. Because I had the neck surgery last month, but I am still waiting to feel like myself again without the ear problem...SO, I don't know what advice to offer you, except maybe you, too, have polyps in your sinuses affecting your ears, or a swollen lymph node...I wish you all the best luck in finding a diagnosis. I totally sympathize!!! Good luck! Lizzie
P.S. I hope this made sense...I just re-read what I wrote and I was all over the place!