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Dizziness, burning sensation in arms. C3-C5 disc herniation. Cardiac catheterization scheduled. Heart or spinal condition?

I m having dizziness , burning of arms and legs,twitching, general malaise ,sometimes sweaty and or slight winded at mininal exertion...I ve had really bad acid reflux for years that comes and goes and that is ongoing curretly...I have a c3-c5 verterbrae that may be herniated or compresses ...I ve had an brain MRI that indicated not MS, ALS etc...I m scheduled for a cardiac cath in a few i have a blocked/narrowed cardiac artery or is this spine/neck neurological
Asked On : Fri, 25 Jan 2013
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Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

Cardiac catheterisation is an invasive investigation.
It is not generally done, unless there are strong pointers to heart problem.
Your description does not directly point to the heart - but then, there are other non-invasive investigations like ECG, ECHOcardiogram, TMT and so on that must have prodded you doctor for the cath. It is hence likely that there is a strong suspicion of heart involvement in your case.

Obviously, there is a problem of cervical spine.
But that one does not exclude the other.

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck

Answered: Fri, 25 Jan 2013
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