Neurology :: How Serious Is L4-5 Spondylosis?

Mar 13, 2016

The patient had NO symptoms or back pain/spine related issues prior to a car accident in Sept 2015.

Now the issues are gradually worsening with sporadic pain down the legs, left forearm and hands.

MRI was done Dec 2015 with the above stated result.

Additional results related to the L4-5 was:

... with high signal intensity dorsal/left lateral annular fissuring and mild dorsal bulging. Normal facet joints. No disc herniation, stenosis or impingement.

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Neurology :: Lump Above My Collarbone, What Could It Be?

I'm a 15 yr old girl and I have found 2 lumps on my neck about 2 inches above my collarbone on my right side about a week ago. They are painless and immovable, and they have grown in size slightly since i noticed them. One is about 1cm in diameter and the other is about 2.5cm in diameter. I also have a long lasting headache, dizzy spells, slight chest tightness (worse when lying down), itchiness of my upper back, quickly losing weight (5kg this week) and extreme fatigue. What could this be? Should I be worried?

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Neurology :: Top Of Feet Tingle And Numb

at night difficult to be relaxed...also have bursitis in hips....tingling and numbness on both feet, the right one is much worse and even goes into my hands a little. feeling off balance This discussion is related to Right Leg & foot pain and numbness.

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Neurology :: Tingling And Numbness In My Face?

I'm a 41 yr old who has been suffering with tingling and numbness in my face, hands and feet and my tongue deviates slightly to the right. I have also had periods of dizziness. I have been hospitalized twice in the last month. Every test has come back negative... One neurologist suggested I could be having Tia while another said its not. I have a strong feeling that my menstrual cycle may play a part in this. I was looking at post from 2011 and their were other women who have similar symptoms!

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Neurology :: Headache Associated With Occipital Neuralgia?

I have had horrible migraines for 10+ years which have become chronic daily headaches, manageable, but daily. A year ago I started having horrible pains at the base of my skull on the right side, some days it is a horrible stabbing pain, some days it is just a dull ache, but it is always there. I saw my neurologist in May about the pain since it just would not go away, she really had no ideas for me, she thought it might be a pinched nerve but said she really didn't know, she started me on nortriptyline, after being on the nortriptyline for 2 months and no change, she switched me to gabapentin, I am now taking 1200 mg 3 times a day. Some days I notice a difference, other days no change at all. My Neurologist said to stay on it and it should be helping. About 3 months ago the same type of pain started on the left side of my neck, about 1.5 inches below the base of my skull, closer to the middle by the spinal cord than the outside of the neck, it felt like a muscle knot that wouldn't go away, for the first few weeks, thinking it was a muscle knot, I was trying everything to get the knot to go away, after no relief with heat, massage, ice, I saw my neurologist and basically demanded that we get an MRI to see what was going on, she said she didn't think that was necessary, but ordered it anyway. She said my MRI looked totally fine and that i should still stay on the gabapentin, but no more help than that. After that I decided to find a different doctor. I started seeing a physiatrist, specializing in neurologic issues. My first appointment with him was fantastic, right away he said from everything i am describing i have occipital neuralgia. He explained what it was, and that it is a tricky thing to get under control, and he really couldn't say what is causing it. He said that the gabapentin is what he would prescribe, and it probably is helping, just not taking the pain away totally. He did prescribe a cream to apply to my neck, that he said he has great results with. He said he likes to try this first before doing any injections. It is a special compound cream that is specially made at a pharmacy he uses, its a mix of baclofen, gabapentin, ketorolac, and lidocaine. Its hard to tell if the cream is working, kind of like the gabapentin, sometimes it feels great, other times the pain is the same...

My true issue and reason for posting is, I have had a bad headache on the right side of my head, it moves from the right base of my neck, around my ear to my front temple area. Throughout the day it is in a different spot and I can pinpoint exactly where it is, it feels like someone is stabbing a knife right in that area, but it lasts for hours, throughout the day it does get a little "better", but i can always feel it, when it gets "better" it just feels like a massive pressure in that area. I have been a headache sufferer for as long as i can remember, but this headache is different than any headache I've ever had, and it going on day 19. I have tried everything; my many different headache medications (including an injection i give myself), I've taken a dose pack of steroids along with some anti nausea medication my neurologist gave me, i have gone to get a DHE treatment from my neurologist, i have gotten a toradol shot, and pretty much anything else i could think of, and nothing is kicking this headache. After doing lots and lots of online research, it leads me to believe that this is related to my occipital neuralgia, not a "normal" headache. Has anyone has a headache like this before? Do you think it is related to the occipital neuralgia, or something else? Does anyone have any ideas to make it go away. Also, if anyone has any tips on dealing/treating neck pain from occipital neuralgia.

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Neurology :: Frontal Lobe Atrophy Cause Headaches?

can frontal lobe atrophy cause headaches  and pressure  all over your head and pain  behind eyes come from this have a appointment with neurologist on 16 of January have had stroke but no severe  ....

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Neurology :: Headaches - Prescribed Amitriptyline And Topiramate

I have been experiencing headaches since 2006. I have been to the doctor numerous times trying different prescriptions. I have absolutely had it with dealing with this. I went to the doctor this week because I am on my 13th day of this headache with no relief. She put me on nadolol and butalbital. On top of what the previous doctor prescribed months ago amitriptyline and to topiramate. After taking the new medicine my headache was so bad all day. It is the worst. It has only been three days on the new meds but I am wondering if I should take them because I feel worse than I have ever felt. I go back to the doctor in a month. Anyway I just wanted some opinions on this. I'm 36 and I am sick and tired of these headaches. I have them about 80% of the month since 2006. I am fed up. I need to get pain free.

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Neurology :: Like Paralysis Arms Going Numb And Heavy

This has been happening to me for several months.  It doesn't matter if I am up and active or sitting down doing nothing.  It starts at my shoulders and goes all the way down both of my arms.  They are numb. No pain or tingling but I cannot use them or move them until this passes. Usually 1 to 2 minutes.  Any Ideas?

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Neurology :: Half Of My Hand Is Tingly And Numb

I frequently wake up with an arm asleep because I tend to fall asleep on my arms with my elbows bent. This always goes away quickly.

This afternoon, about 3 hours ago, my right hand started feeling like it is asleep. It's mostly the last 2 fingers and the palm/back of the hand below them so the ulnar nerve but the index finger also has the same pins and needles feeling. I was not asleep at the time; I think I was petting the dog.

It has full ROM and the strength seems fine. I have no stroke symptoms (aside from this of course but I'm pretty certain it's not a stroke). Both of my hands are equally cold. I haven't done anything that would cause an overuse injury. I have no other symptoms of anything I don't normally have.

I'm not diabetic and have no conditions that would explain this.

I do have a large port wine stain birthmark on this hand although it is mostly on the thumb, index and middle fingers which are the less affected area. This shouldn't cause nerve issues anyway.

Nothing seems to be helping it. It is annoying rather than a big deal. If it continues I'll go to the dr Monday. But I just wondered if anyone has any ideas? I had something a little similar 15 years ago when I was typing my master's thesis but I'm not on the computer anything like that now.

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Neurology :: Memory Loss And Muscle Weakness

Three weeks ago I noticed my daughter (age 38) could not remember anything from 10 or 15 minutes and kept asking the same questions - She seemed confused.   I took her to the hospital and they began running test.  After 2 days she was having difficulty standing so I had to help her stand and then she could walk -  after 4 days she could not stand or walk at all.     Her legs and arms both have some numbness, burning sensations, and pain.    The MRI scan shows no issues - they have run MRI, CatScan, EEG, EMG, Muscle Biopsy, Spinal Tap,  all sorts of blood work and after three weeks have found nothing except some vitamin deficiency.   She still cannot walk and has confusion and short term memory -   Has anyone heard of anything like this.   Is it possible that is vitamin deficiency? 

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Neurology :: Muscle Twitching, Soreness And Weakness

I am 27 years of age. I have always been physically active through gym workouts and soccer. About a couple of weeks ago I came back from a trip to Texas and started feeling lightheaded and minor headaches (possibly from drinking for a couple of days). A week later the ALS bucket challenge started spreading around social media, ******** more than anything. So I decided to donate for the cause. After donating, I went ahead and decided to educate myself on the disease and the symptoms.

That was probably the worst idea ever. A couple of days later I felt muscle soreness/weakness in my legs, arms and back. Then the twitching started in both of my legs (quads, calfs and bottom of my feet), arms (triceps areas and behind my shoulders). My initial reaction was ALS/MS, and I started freaking out. I went through a 3 day period in which I lost my appetite and felt fatigue,drained and had no desire to do anything at all. It has been a week now and the twitching has not gone away. I decided to go to the doctor and got some lab work done. The doctor stated that everything looked great. He even conducted a physical neurological exam and I passed. He stated it could be stress or dehydration. However, I have always tried to drink plenty of water during the day (at least 4 glasses a day). He recommended over the counter calcium 500mg and vitamin D 1,000 units.

My lab work came back normal (hemogram, BMP fasting, ALT, AST, TSH) but my body is still twitching and it feels sore at times. Yesterday, I got home and felt weakness on the top back of my right calf. I very concern and not able to concentrate on my daily activities (work and personal related activities).

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Neurology :: Tingling - Marijuana, Acid, Shrooms

My girlfriend and I took an unprescribed Xanax to get some sleep and turned out it was not Xanax. It was either concentrated marijuana, acid, shrooms, or some sort of designer drug. I hallucinated for 6 hours, and kept feeling tingling in my legs and feet. I went to bed and when i put my arms and hands underneath my blanket it felt so sensitive and tingly. I woke up with the exact same feeling! It's been 32 hours since i've had the hits and i STILL feel it, just as bad too. My feet and my hands mostly. When i touch my hair it feels like i can't percept them as single hairs but more like a bushy feeling. It's hard for me to tell what's what on my body, but when i'm typing it's kind of normal. But my fingers are tingly. Could this be anxiety? I'm trying NOT to worry about it and trying to convince myself that it'll go away but it's just so hard because i'm always touching items. Not only that, but even someone touches my skin it's sensitive. I also have terrible sleeps and i'm 99.99% sure i have insomnia. All i want to know is how long would this feeling go away. I'm going to put 100% effort in not smoking weed because of school and i just don't like this feeling. Please help me out!

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Neurology :: Popping Sensation In Head Followed By A Sharp Pain

My husband occasionally gets a popping sensation in his head followed by a sharp pain. Today it happened in the lower back part of his head, above his neck. The pain woke him up. What could cause this?

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Neurology :: Loss Hand Muscle But Results Are Normal

my daughter is 18 years old and has lost muscle tissue in her left hand the doctors recommended x-ray and MRI and also EMG all the results came out normal. the problem is she cant put her socks on and hold things with her hand at times. so I guess my question is has this been heard of.  also we went to even a centre for reconstructive surgery and he was also confused saying he has never seen a case like this. My daughter is frustrated and we have no answers.

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Neurology :: Pituitary Removed And Visual Field Loss

I might have had 2 or 3 mild headaches in my life.

6 months ago i had most of my pituitary gland removed due to Cushing's Disease.

3 months ago i had a visual field test that showed possible swelling around the optic nerve.

6 weeks  ago i started waking with headaches at about 4.30am ! i would sleep more then wake later with less of a headache but when i stood up i would get a whooshing sound in my ears and a throbbing in the top of my head. i told me GP. She said its normal when you first stand up ( Normal My #$$, if it was normal wouldnt it have been happening all my life, anyway i digress lol ). So i had these headaches, i got blurred vision and my blood pressure went up to 234/127. So off i go to hospital for 4 days.They played around with my blood pressure meds and sent me home. I still had headaches, blurred vision and my BP was 180/105( now on 4 different BP meds ).

2 weeks ago i went and had a repeat of my visual field test. The Opthmalogist wasnt too happy, basically told me one quadrant of my vision in my left eye was gone. Said he would speak to my Endocrinologist !

2 days later i noticed what i can only describe as a smudge in my vision...very annoying, but not painful and yes i can still see. but im not driving, im too scared to. I drove one day and as it got darker i couldnt tell where the other cars on the road were, kind of a distortion thing i guess

My Endocrinologist rang the next day and said i need to go for an urgent i did.

That was 1 week ago. i have had no results, no phone calls. But i did get a letter advising me i have a Neurology outpatient appointment on 13th october ! i rang to confirm as i was waiting for an endocrine appointment. Hospital said, yes, the neurosurgeon refered you to neurolgy following your MRI. Hmmm thanks for that.

So now im trying to guess whats going on. Did my MRI show up something, if so what?, if not then why am i being referred to neurology?

I hate being in the dark. Yes i know i only have 2 weeks til i find out, but 2 weeks is hell when your second guessing.

Summary : i still have headaches ( they are for the most part mild, throbbing when i stand followed by whooshing in ears), vision has maybe slightly improved in last 2 days but still not normal. Blood pressure is still sitting around 180/105

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Neurology :: Muscle Fatigue And Perceived Weakness And Twitching

I have been having a slew of health problems recently but am still awaiting further testing. In the meantime, I am very stressed and having a hard time managing. I keep getting worried that my symptoms could be onset of ALS despite knowing how illogical it sounds. I am a 25 year old male.

First, I was diagnosed by my doctor with a sinus infection, although it was probably very slight. She prescribed me Augmentin and I took it for 5 days and immediately started feeling bad on it. After I quit taking it, I noticed some tingling in my hands and feet at work on Thursday the 11th. The next evening, Friday, my legs started to feel unsteady and heavy when I walked and my hands and arms remained tingly and had perceived weakness. On Monday morning, the 15th, I went to the ER and they believed I had Lyme Disease and prescribed me doxycycline. I took this for 7 days, but did not feel any better. I remained having perceived weakness primarily in my legs accompanied by muscle tightness, muscle soreness, and very slight, sporadic twitching all over. On the 19th, I saw a neurologist who dismissed my symptoms as not serious as my reflexes were ok (knees were slightly weak, but I was very tense during the test) and I was able to walk normal, it just felt strenuous. My lyme test came back negative and a second western blot also came back negative.

Currently, I continue to have all of my symptoms, including perceived weakness, muscle fatigue, soreness, tightness, and twitching.  Symptoms are present all over my body, but concentrated in my legs. When I lay down at night, my whole body will feel as if I had a sunburn and I am having difficulty sleeping because of my worrying. If I go out and walk, my legs gets very sore and tired much quicker than they ever did before. Additionally, I have been having a very dry mouth and tight feeling throat. My PCP believes it to be either post-viral syndrome, mild MBS, or the least likely, MS. Others have suggested b12 or vitamin d deficiency. I have an MRI scheduled next week and an appointment with a different neurologist.

Other info:

-Was prescribed zoloft and am less than one week in to taking it. I believe it may be increasing the shakiness of my hands and my stress, as it takes some time to adjust to it.

-Was prescribed ambien to sleep. I'll sleep for about four hours straight, but then have a hard time continuing to sleep once I wake up. I believe I might be twitching or jerking in my sleep which wakes me.

-I tried to go to the gym on the 24th and run and lift weights. The next day, it felt like it really set me back, as I was much more sore and my legs seemed more unsteady.

-Began taking b12, b complex, magnesium, D vitamins.

-Had multiple blood tests. The only abnormal result was a positive ANA for speckled at 1:80. I read this can be a pretty common result.

-Less than 2 years ago, I had shingles.

Any thoughts on what could be wrong with me?

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Neurology :: Random Sudden Dizziness And Dull Headache

This usually happens randomly, when I'm sitting down or standing/walking. I get this dull pain in my head and my vision will go black for about 5 to 10 seconds. Along with that I feel dizzy. One time it lasted for about 20 seconds and I couldn't walk until I got my vision back. Not only that but sometimes I'll feel the same dull pain on either side of my head, near my temples, but my vision does not go black.

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Neurology :: Hair Loss With Scalp Pain And Normal Labs

My hair has been falling out for 4 years and I also have scalp pain. It feels like someone has been pulling my hair.

Out on the occipital area. The pain comes and goes. I have had a biopsy by a dermatologist,  which was inconclusive.

I had an MRI, that was normal. Does anyone know who I should see or what to do? All labs normal!  

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Spondylosis In The Neck By Arthritis ?

I also have Spondylosis in the neck, that is definitely food for thought. I have just had spasms in my hips, waist and back due to arthritis in my lower spine so it seems more than possible for this thing could be caused by Arthritis in the neck

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Ankylosing Spondylitis And Spondylosis

Hi. I have recently been diagnosed with spondylitis and I also suffer with spondylosis. I was in a lot of pain, so took myself down to A&E. A doctor came to see me and sent me off for an x-ray. When the x-ray came back I was told I had spondylitis. I asked was there some kind of mistake as I already had spondylosis, I was told no, this was just something else to add to my list. I was gobsmacked to say the least. This bout of pain hahas now eased. I have done some research on this, not realising that the pain would come back. I would like to know how other people cope with the pain?

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Cervical Spondylosis :: Has Anyone Tried Reiki?

Has anyone tried reiki?

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