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Suffering from Cervical myelopathy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi there
Doctor :   How can I help You
User :   i have a question about my neck mri
User :   my newest mri report says: c2-c3: unremarkable c4-c5: posterior disc bulge. Mild left uncovertebral hypertrophy. No significant central or foraminal narrowing. c5-c6: Mild posterior disc bulge. Mild right neuroforaminal narrowing. central canal is patent. c6-c7: Small right foraminal disc herniation and eccentric right uncovertebral hypertrophy causing moderate right neuroforaminal narrowing. this effaces the ventral thesal sac. there is no significant central spinal stenosis
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   let me read what You have typed
Doctor :   So do You wish to ask me anything?
User :   i have a left hand tremor
Doctor :   ok
User :   can this neck problem cause this my spine surgeon says yes
Doctor :   I think it is possible
Doctor :   It could also be anxiety related
User :   he diagnost me as cervical myelopathy
Doctor :   Ok
User :   so whats your diagnosis so far
Doctor :   I think that what your spine surgweon has told You is possibly true
User :   i have left arm/hand weakness and my neck is always painfull
Doctor :   Cervical myelopathy is seen in young patients where central disc herneations compress spinal cord
Doctor :   Myleopathy has no single sign or symptom
Doctor :   Do You have neck pain?
User :   could this cause my tremor all other doctors i saw say no but he is the only one that sasys yes
User :   yes i have neck pain moor stiffness
User :   more
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   when you flex your neck do You have any any sensation of electric shock going to your hand or leg?
User :   sometimes it a slight pin stabbing feeling
Doctor :   Ok
User :   how come all other doctors says its stress thats causing the tremor but i think its more of the neck?
Doctor :   tremor is also a symptom seen in myelopathy patients
Doctor :   When You are anxious does your tremor increase?
User :   where is that site that talks about that i need to print that out
User :   yes
User :   but its only the left arm/hand
Doctor :   Ok ifthen I think it could be anxiety related
User :   i think some of its stress related i have whats known as an intentional tremor
Doctor :   Why dont You try some relaxation techniques
User :   left hand only
Doctor :   And see whether Your tremor reduces?
Doctor :   You could try mbreathing excercises
User :   it does reduce but i cant hold or separate my left hand fingers
User :   could the stiffness be from my neck? where is the myelopathy info about tremors ?
Doctor :   this symptom is seen in cervical myelopathy where You cannot seperate your fingers
User :   what about the tremors you said it can cause it too
Doctor :   There is no set of specific signs or symptoms.Your doctor has been able to physically examine You and see your reports .I think He would know best
User :   but you have known people that hand hand stiffness/tremors with this and is it treat able
Doctor :   It is not possible to tell You an acurate cause of tremor since i havent physicaly examined you or seen Your reports nor have I subjected You to any more tests

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