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Posted by Stefani Lowe
on October 06, 2000 at 22:39:51:
I have been seeing a neurologist for about 8 weeks now due to neurological problems that began with cramping of my calf, moved to numbness in face and left arm and proceeded to weakness and uncoordination in my legs. I have had a brain MRI which showed a "small lesion" with demylenating process in my brain. My neurologist believes this is not causing my symptoms and could have been there for years. His belief is that I have Transverse Myelitis. My spine/neck MRI reportedly came back negative, but upon reading the results myself today I saw there was "mild spondylosis, greatest at C5-6, with small ventral right protrusion". Unfortunately, not only do I have no idea what this means, I don't know why I wasn't told of this. Can someone explain what specifically the C 5-6 region is? Is that in my neck? Is there a web site that shows the different regions so I could understand where this is likely happening? Could this be causing my symptoms? I have not spoken yet to my neurologist about my discovery today but have yet to have any treatment for this mild spondylosis. Do patients tend to receive treatment if their condition is simply mild? Should I be asking some further questions of this neurologist? Thank you.
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