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    Old 08-21-2018, 03:59 AM   #1
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    New symptoms

    I was recently discharged from my Neuro, who said all was ok with my neck and I don't need to be seen now for at least another 10 years...based on my last MRI scan, which is as follows:

    Straightening of the normal cervical lordosis. Previous anterior
    cervical fusion at C5/6 with incidental Modic type II end-plate
    change on either side of this articulation. Otherwise, the vertebrae
    return normal signal throughout with no concerning or focal marrow

    At C3/4 level, central disc osteophyte complex mildly indents the
    spinal cord (new finding) and minimally flattens the right
    anterolateral aspect of the cord (unchanged). Minor exit foraminal
    stenosis on the right at this level (unchanged).

    At C4/5 level, left paracentral disc osteophyte is in contact with
    the cord (new finding). No significant exit foraminal narrowing.

    At C6/7 level, as before there is left sided mild exit foraminal
    stenosis demonstrated.

    The reason I am posting now, is because, just recently I have been having some new symptoms... and I don't know if they could be related to my neck or something else...I have been getting pins and needles on my tongue??? and suffering with vertigo... the pain in my neck and shoulders is quite bad, I am still dropping things and have pain.and pins and needles in my hands... but I really feel loathed to mention it to my GP, she isn't very good and always tries to fob me off, and with my neuro writing and telling her all is ok with my neck, she will probably just tell me, to go away and see how things go.
    Just wondered if anyone on here, would know if it could be connected to my neck at all???
    Many thanks in advance.

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    Old 08-21-2018, 06:47 AM   #2
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    Re: New symptoms

    Your GP shouldn't write you off when you have new symptoms. You should go to her and see what she says. You might be surprised.

    Doctors have this advantage: They know a lot more about you than we do. They know your age, height, weight, and your complete medical history, including what drugs you're taking.

    You could be 25 or 75, obese or anorexic, and those things can make a big difference.

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