Thanks for writing in. Your mail has many questions, I will answer them one by one.
1. Broad based protrusions and end plate spurs: these are bony outgrowths arising from the cervical vertebrae
. Some times they are big enough to cause pressure on nerve
roots and neural foramina as in your situation in levels C3-4 and C4-5. Progressive means they are increasing with time.
2. As mentioned above, these are bony outgrowths and are causing mechanical pressure on nerve roots. The symptoms which you may have could be tingling
/ numbness/ inability to feel hot and cold/ weakness in your arms and hands. They need not occur in all patients.
3. Effects not easily recognisable could vary from person to person, for some loss of vibration
sense is not well appreciated while in few others inability to perform fine motor skills could be missed.
A through neurological examination by your doctor could reveal these problems at early stages.
4. Spinal Myoclonic seizures
updates and research are taking place every day. Medical science is an ever improving arena. Please dont be disheartened with your increase in these seizure. Might be your neurologist
would prescribe something that would help better if you gave them a precise feedback. As for your last rhizotomy
not being as effective as previous ones, we would just hope that you respond to medications well.