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Cervical Myelopathy

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I have cervical myelopathy but new symptoms in feet 11 years after c5-c6 AC/DC

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Hi everyone

I hope everyone is doing well. I haven’t posted before but read a lot I read posts and comments which has been a great help!

I recently had an appointment with a neurologist at the NNUH with a numbness in my outer left thigh and burning /throbbing feet especially at nights . My appointment was over in minutes he referred to my mri if my brain/cervical region which was taken in 2019 I think another was just of my cervical spine region in 2015 ! I was told there was nothing of concern and my “brain was playing tricks on me!” This has bothered me! I’be had my feet looked at privately as I have large bunions and have to walk with my toes trying to grip the floor (if that makes sense?) I just wondered if anyone else had had these symptoms and what can be done about it and is it cause for concern?

Thank you

Lynn

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I have had problems with my feet, burning, throbbed to the point of me putting ice bags on them at night.

My pain settled down after my C5,6 decompression was done. I have had 2 fusions and suspect the 3rd to be coming soon as I am having foot pain again. I will certainly check back with you once we go over my MRI results.

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TATTham in reply to SheilaDugan

Thank you Sheila for your reply. Like you I think I should’ve had a recent mri for my neurologist to look over.please let me know how you get on it would be appreciated and helpful as I’m left confused! Best wishes

Lynn

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Byron2020 in reply to TATTham

Hi there, I have Cervical Myelopathy and had two operations c3c4c5 fused but still struggle with things . The operations are to stop further progression but if you have had it a while you just have to manage the best you can , but if you suspect things are getting worse talk to your Dr or neurologist .

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TATTham in reply to Byron2020

Thank you for responding Byron after re reading my post I must be confused! The MRI was 2009 (I had my fusion in 2010) not 2019 . So yes that’s why I spoke to my doctor unfortunately an MRI wasn’t arranged and my feet are unbearable at times especially in the evenings. I know it’s a struggle with cervical myelopathy and wish you all the best.Lynn

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Dizby

Hi I have had burning in my feet just so painful so bought some ice gel bandages, they did bring some relief and put them on at night.

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TATTham in reply to Dizby

Hello Dizby thank you for your suggestion of gel bandages I could give it a try but my feet in the day are usually freezing they actually feel like I have socks on and have been experiencing a numb/pain in left thigh and hip especially if I lay on that side even the sheets/duvet are uncomfortable when they touch .. Is it just night time when your feet burn? Lynn

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Dizby

H Tattham, no during the day too. One day after shuffling around the shops for a short period of time I thought I'd never make it to my car they were so sore. I was in tears when I got home and put frozen towels on them. That's when I went looking for something else and came across the gel bandages. I've put them on at night too. Thankfully I haven't had the burning for a little while. I'm thinking it's the amtryppiline helping. Although my hands still burn a little and sting when typing.

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