Cervical stenosis affects the spinal cord and roots of nerves. It causes neck pain, loss of balance, and weakness. Surgery to decompress the spinal cord is the treatment of choice for this condition.
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Why does my mother have cervical stenosis, vertigo, and vomiting for past few days?
Query: Hi doctor,My mother has had cervical stenosis and vertigo with vomiting past nineteen days. Earlier she had symptoms like weakness in the body, headache, right-sided shoulder, and body pain. I have attached the MRI scan, blood, and vertigo reports. Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I understand your concern. I saw your mother's MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), blood test (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), and suggested medications. It may take up to two weeks to recover with this therapy. In the meantime, I suggest wearing a c... Read Full »
I am a 68-year-old female and have tingling sensation all over my body. Is this suggestive of MS?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 68-year-old female and have tingling sensation all over my body, especially on the right side of my face and chin. These sensation appear for a couple of days and go and then again come back again since four years. In the last several weeks, I have had back pain that goes away w... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Considering the findings in your cervical MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), the paraesthesia and tingling sensation in the fingers and your body may be attributable to the cervical canal stenosis but not your symptoms in the face. Accordingly, I suggest an EEG (elect... Read Full »
My echocardiogram shows jerky IVS. Is it worrisome?
Query: Hi doctor,I am in my early forties and I had pricking pain on the left side of my chest.My ECG shows no specific abnormality and the echocardiogram shows jerky IVS.The cardiologist has said that it is a normal finding and has asked me to consult an orthopedic surgeon for neck pain.My MRI shows C7 ce... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern in detail and I will surely help you out. Yes, your ECG (electrocardiogram) is suggestive of nonspecific changes. I would like to see the echocardiogram and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) report as well for the accurate diagnosis and advi... Read Full »
Did my friend experience numbness and tingling sensation in his legs due to neck or cervical spinal cord injury?
Query: Hello doctor, A friend of mine was 81 years old and fell over a brick in his garden. He did not fall from a height, but he hit his head. His neck, arms, and cervical spine got injured. He was lying on the ground for one to one and a half hours before anyone could find him. He tried to get up, but he... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms suggest spinal cord injury, which may or may not be associated with a neck fracture. Cervical myelopathy is a less severe form of spinal cord injury, but in pre-existing myelopathy, a fall can worsen the symptoms and cause paraplegia or quadriplegia. It ... Read Full »
I have migraine-like symptoms, nausea, and nerve pain in the neck region. Kindly help.
Query: Hi doctor, I have questions about the symptoms in my neck. I have ligament laxity and mild stenosis in C4. I get headaches and nausea. Sometimes, I have migraine-like symptoms and nerve pain, but not always. Currently, I am taking Meloxicam. Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to ickiniq.com. It looks like you have overlapping symptoms of migraine (nausea and headache) and cervical canal stenosis (neck pain). However, I would need more information about your symptoms. 1) How many migraine attacks do you get? 2) Any radiating pain to your arms? ... Read Full »
Can cervical stenosis be reversed?
Query: Hi doctor,I am 30-year-old. I have mild cervical stenosis with a disc bulge at C3, C4, C5, and C6. The spine diameter are C3 - 9 mm, C4 - 9 mm, and C5 - 8 mm. Is this a permanent problem, or can it be resolved with physiotherapy and exercise? Kindly give your opinion. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The disc degeneration and bulges happen as a process of wear and tear in the body, which is an ongoing process and happens in everyone. But some develop symptoms like pain or stiffness, which are usually due to local muscle spasm or ligament stretching or due to pres... Read Full »