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Tremors in left leg with stiffness, herniated disc in neck - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hello
User :   hi there
User :   i am Dr. here
User :   how may i help you ?
User :   my name is
User :   i have a left hand tremor/left leg tremor with stiffness and had all tests done such as mri of the brain and neck
User :   may i know your age
User :   all ruled out park/ms, cp, md everything normal but in the neck there is a herniated disc in c6-c7 on the right side but a slight reversal cervical lordosis on the left
User :   30
User :   ok
User :   since how long have you had this problem ?
User :   for 2yrs now
User :   i think the tremors are due to the problme in my neck i also had scoliosis when i was 12
User :   what all medications you are on ?
User :   none currently i was on lorazapam/clonazapam tri-somthing amantine levadop nothing worked
User :   propanolol
User :   ok so are they resting tremors ?
User :   no when im in motion or excited they act up
User :   the type of medications you are on suggest more towards essential tremors
User :   well since you have already done all the tests and ruled out the major causes
User :   could the be caused by the cervical lordosis and the c6-7 its actually touching the spinal cord its also acute disc
User :   why did you stop taking the medications?
User :   well nerve irritations can cause one sided tremors
User :   like in your specific case
User :   you need to undergo physical therapy for it
User :   i stopped the meds cause each one had mad me sick
User :   Physical therapy may help to reduce tremor and improve coordination and muscle control
User :   thats the next step pf treatment i can suggest you
User :   what about the scoliosis could that be a factor as well cause my doctor at the time said it may cause problems in the neck or in general in the future
User :   yes it can be a contributing factor
User :   do you wear any brace ?
User :   but i thought you back just effects your legs and your neck effects your arms/legs
User :   no
User :   no there is nothing like that
User :   the nerves supply the whole length of the cord
User :   and can cause both upper and lower body changes
User :   there is no specific distinction
User :   still there
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr here
User :   hi there im XXXXXXXX 30yrs old
User :   only have 15 min
Doctor :   I have gone through your chat history
Doctor :   Just proceed with query
Doctor :   Are you using A brace
User :   i for got to ad when my hand falls asleep and goes numbe and have no feeling in it i can move my fingers in the left hand but when the feeling comes back it goes back to being stiff
Doctor :   You will require a complete examination by neurologist
Doctor :   As you tried all medicines apprioproate for your condition
Doctor :   You will have to start using braces
User :   i have they did all tests and they came back normal
Doctor :   I understand were examined by a neurologist?
User :   except the mri of my neck that has the cervical lordosis in my left side and my right a c6-c7 herniation thats touching the cord directly
User :   yes i was examind by a neurologist
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Were you advised any chiropracter
User :   not yet im making an appointment to see a spine specialist
Doctor :   That a goood idea
User :   i think in my opinion its a pinched nerve somewhere
Doctor :   It can be confirmed after complete neurological asseseent
Doctor :   It also could be degenerative nerve disesase
User :   could it be from what i said about my neck
Doctor :   Yes it can be
User :   i went to the neurologist and they said they couldnt determine what the cause is cause all tests came back normal
Doctor :   You will require an second opnion in that case
User :   whats your prognosis of my symptopms so far
Doctor :   Your tremors are there for life long
Doctor :   But you can reduce them by physical therapy
Doctor :   As considering your history you will require physical therapy to reduce them
User :   can it also be from scoliosis
Doctor :   Yes that the main concern in your case
User :   so its either my neck or back thats causing the problem
Doctor :   Yes
User :   so i should see a spine specialist
Doctor :   Yes that willhelp
Doctor :   wishing you speedy recovery
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