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    Old 03-12-2014, 06:54 PM   #1
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    Slurred speech

    Hey everybody hope thing's as well as they can be! I have foraminal moderate fromC3-5,,spondylitic buldgeC5-6w/ moderate canal stenosis w/severe foraminal narrowing. Could this be the cause of slurred speech Veteran's?

     
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    Old 03-13-2014, 08:00 AM   #2
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    Re: Slurred speech

    If you look at a dermatome map. The Cervical area doesn't coincide with the speech area or the brain. Honestly I would consult a Neurological Specialist in helping determine if you had a stroke or have some kind of blockage or some other neurological problem.

    I am not a medical professional. I am going on something that happened to me personally & was deemed not a TIA but possibly a demyelinating disease.
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    Old 03-13-2014, 03:28 PM   #3
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    Re: Slurred speech

    i appreciate that i will definintly look into this! Now i have a regular neurologist would he be able to tell,or would a neurosurgeon be the best between the two?

     
    Old 03-13-2014, 03:33 PM   #4
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    Re: Slurred speech

    MRI is that the best to see if a stroke did take place,i have some hoarsness that comes w/it? Thanx

     
    Old 03-13-2014, 06:40 PM   #5
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    Re: Slurred speech

    A regular neurologist will be fine. A MRI can see some abnormalities is the brain. Quick explanation there are Light Gray Dark Gray & Whit areas of the brain. What you don't want is the white.... Or rather a lot of white matter.

    You can develop white matter from migraines, strokes, or different types of demyelinating diseases (MS, Alzheimer's, & other types). Also we get more & more as we progress with age. There can be numerous reasons you are having the slurred speech. You need to talk to a NS soon & explain to him her what is going on. They will probably set you up to get some blood & other tests for you.

    Best of luck & keep us updated here. Also there might be another section on here that can help as well.
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    Old 03-15-2014, 01:49 PM   #6
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    Re: Slurred speech

    Thank you Roadiaz for the guidance!! As a matter of fact i went ahead set that appt up to see my neurosurgeon,but it's not until 4/3/14. i also do have migraines pretty much everyday,and one more thing is that i've also been diagnosed with Dysautonomia,don't know if that could be a possibility or not??

     
    Old 03-15-2014, 02:04 PM   #7
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    Re: Slurred speech

    [QUOTE=dominic48;5274437]Thank you Roadiaz for the guidance!! As a matter of fact i went ahead set that appt up to see my neurosurgeon,but it's not until 4/3/14. i also do have migraines pretty much everyday,and one more thing is that i've also been diagnosed with Dysautonomia,don't know if that could be a possibility or not??

     
    Old 03-15-2014, 07:03 PM   #8
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    Re: Slurred speech

    From what I see the "Dysautonomia" very well could contribute to it. Or be the cause. Like I said I am not a professional. I have suffered what you have one time & was never given the exact cause as well. I do wish you the best. Please keep me updated & I will try to help you find some thing to help you too.

    You might try the "Headaches & Migraines" or "Dizziness & Vertigo" or "Aneurysm" "Neurology" boards here. I'm not sure how busy they are as in how often read or replied even, but if there is a veteran there they should be able to help
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