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What could be the cause of short term memory loss?

cervical issue I have a c4_c5 buldging disc and stenosis from c5 to c7. i have loss of balance, neck pain, poor walking, ear ringing, and now short term memory loss and poor recall. is the memory loss due to this. i am 53 year old male. my mri showed clear on my brain.
Fri, 22 Mar 2019
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Hello,

Memory loss is not related to the cervical issue. It is a cognitive function performed by the brain, not related to cervical cord or its exiting roots. Whatever symptoms the cervical issue causes they are manifested from that level downward, not affecting the functioning of the brain.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Olsi Taka, Neurologist
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What could be the cause of short term memory loss?

Hello, Memory loss is not related to the cervical issue. It is a cognitive function performed by the brain, not related to cervical cord or its exiting roots. Whatever symptoms the cervical issue causes they are manifested from that level downward, not affecting the functioning of the brain. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care Regards, Dr Olsi Taka, Neurologist