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Neurologist said i had mult cerv and lumb radiculopathies but mri only showed thoracic bulges. Abnormal arm ncs emg for pinched nerves Should i Worry?
Not if you are OK: If you do not have any symptoms, then no worry. However, the reason why you got MRI of the entire spine and ENG/NCV must be because you have pain and numbness probably of your entire body. You can have radiculopathies in the absence of disc bulge/herniation. However, having multiple cervical and lumbar radiculopathies without any disc problems means you have something else going on. Keep looking. ...Read more
Bilateral babinski/hoffman, hyperreflexia , spasticity, voice gravely, progressive +5 yrs, MRI , spinal tap normal, doc denies mnd. Family normal. ?
Back\leg pain11week, 3rd bout in 12m.Mri shows l5s1protusion, doesn't show foot drop cause.Nerve block didn't work.Nuero did emg\normal.Is discectomy next?
Neurologist says MRI shows ischemic glosis? Ent says may have inner ear nerve damage. Extremely bad fall 5 months ago. Meaning what?
Head Injury/hearing: Falling and striking the back of the head can lead to a significant injury. The initial blow or coup can lead to injury to the back of the brain. The brain also slides forward in the skull (contracoup) and can lead to injury of the frontal lobes resulting in bruising or ischemic gliosis. The rapid deceleration of the fall can injure inner ear nerve fibers that control hearing and balance. ...Read more
ER doc said swollen foot, foot/toe pain is plantar fascia, ortho surgeon says likely morton's nueroma, ordered MRI. Worried about misdiagnosis/surgery?
Here are some ...: What you worried about is genuine and you're not alone because all the medical care is based on "indirect" evidence resulting from professional continual collection & analysis of available experience so the treating Doc makes a best possible judgment to proceed with care. At times, surgical exploration may be the "only" way to verify what is going on and causing your pain. This is reality of life! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Saw neuro after visual disturbance, probable migraine. MRI to r/o mass, found 3mm hyperintensity ant. parietal subcortical. Ref'd to MS specialist?
Depends: There are many lesions that appear on imaging as non-specific and can be seen in many lesions. There are exact criteria that are present which makes MRI useful in the diagnosis, discussing with another specialist might discern or eliminate this diagnosis. The finding on MRI is more consistent with migraine. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
L/4,l/5 laminect foot pain 1year later ,foot doc say normal,neurologist say s/1 caus,ortho surgeon say MRI good, neurosur say nerv itself
Very hard choice 2--: -make. Not often so many Md's with conflicting Dx. If your surgeon was a fellow ship trained spine surgeon, i would feel he/her Dx was correct. If not fellowship trained, I would recommend seeing such for a 2nd opinion. Both neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons can B fellowship trained. It means they took an extra year as a fellow at a spine program. Good luck! ...Read more
Dx w/ SSHL after 7days of Low tone hearing loss/tinnitus -no vertigo. On predinsone. Saw neuro, did exam and BAER both normal. Wants MRI. Chances I have brain tumor or acoustic neuroma? So scared.
Norm MRI&EEG so neuro's PA said my tingling,ataxia,severe memory loss/confusion,reflex loss,chronic low fever,pain etc mite mean Im schizophrenic!Why?
Misunderstanding: I can't say who misunderstood what, but it does sound like it happened. Nothing in what you state raises the Dx of Schizophrenia. While anxiety and a somatization issue seem possible another opinion on reflexes, fever, etc is a good idea. See a psychotherapist for the anxiety and a Dr. to Dr. referral. It might help present your symptoms more clearly. Best! ...Read more
Reherniated disc - ortho says do single lvl fusion, neuro says won't help&do nothing, but suggests narcotics. Why such different opinions?
Usually: Based on their individual opinions and experience with same disorder in other patients. Best to avoid back surgery if possible, but if there is a clear indication then most doctors will agree. All based on your personal symptoms, physical findings and radiographic results as well. ...Read more
My primary and chiro say my lhermitte's isnt ms. Brain MRI and neuro normal. They're not worried, thinking pinched nerve. Should i be, or get 3rd op?
NCV/EMG neg,couldn't feel needles from elbow up,MRI showed mild disk bulge C3-C4,neuro said norm.What's causing severe burning,pain,wkness hands/arms?
C3-7spondylosis rt cntrl narrowing flattening cervical cord mod lft/rt foraminal sten n deg disc dies brd bsd disc osteophyte cmplx form drs wnt touch?
MRI found 17mm pineal cyst, have headaches,nausea,tingling. Neuro said repeat scan in 6 months. Should I be worried?
Second Opinion: You could get a second opinion, which I guess is what I am on some level! ;-) If it is just a cyst, then a wait and approach attitude seems fine. There are three things that will happen during the 6 months: 1. It will get bigger 2. It will get smaller 3. It will stay the same size. You could see a neurosurgeon, but that's moving towards a surgical approach to something that might go away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chest pains. Echo scan = septal hypokinesis. Hr 138 BP 138/90. Ambulance to a&e. Doc says possible pericarditis. A&e says muscular skelelightous.
Pericarditis or not?: Pericarditis should not result in septal hypokinesis by echo. You may have myopericarditis (involvement of the heart muscle and the coverings of the heart), or a false-positive finding by echo (sometimes it looks like hypokinesis but it is actually not). Pulse rate is high but does happen with chest pain or discomfort. Your age makes coronary (heart disease) unlikely. You need to see a heart doc! ...Read more
Dr told me i had multiple cerv and lumbar radiculopathies mri report didnt note anything abnormal I had an abnormal ncs and emg on l and r arm. Worry?
Left vocal chord paralysis. Mri scattered pv & sc wm flair nonspecific. Atypical for ms. I am 55 no high BP or migraine. Is MS stil a possibility?
Left arm weakness. EMG/nerve conduction study neg. Mri brain & c-spine (no contrast) neg. Phys Therapy no help. Whats the next step? What could it be?
Diagnosis: It sounds like there has been attempts, but it really does come down to the specific diagnosis for what is causing you this problem. Only then can things like prognosis and treatment options be known. Have you seen a neurologist? You might also request being referred to more of a tertiary care center if the diagnosis is not clear. ...Read more
I see nuero in 3 wks & will tell thembut for now: I had spikes&slowing eeg. I'm concerned that not eating before eeg caused false results. Possible?
Wanted to know where can I find out what quatlity of nuero oncology service is supplied at a given hospital?
Ask your primary car: Your primary care physician can tell you more about where to go for seeking special consultations. Much of it is based on national reputation. But many cancer centers run neuro-oncology programs. That is where you will find more specialists. So head to a major cancer center like md anderson or sloan kettering, mayo clinic, johns hopkins or, you can go to ucla or ucsf medical centers in california. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I recently had an eeg. Today my nuero said he'd now like to order a full spectrum EEG. What's the difference?
Full spectrum EEG: Expanded parameters of EEG analysis. Make sure the insurance will pay for this. Quantitative EEG analysis requires pre-certification. Use in clinical research may not be reimbursed by commercial carriers. Mapping for determination of seizure foci for the purpose of epilepsy surgery requires that you be a candidate for surgery, that the study be at least 20 minutes of recorded data ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the difference between Refractory Chronic Migraines and Transformed Migraines? With CM do I need a headache specialist for general nuero?
See HA specialist: CDH represents the transformation of an episodic, acute migraine headache disorder into a daily attack known as chronic (transformed) migraine. Refractory migraines are chronic migraine headaches that do not respond to standard treatments. See headache specialist for management. ...Read more
12 y/o male. Obedient. Happy. Wants to please. severe problems w/focus/zoning out/attention since kndgrtn. Nuero psych says nothing's wrong. Any ideas?
ADHD-Primarily : Inattentive Type is a clinical diagnosis made by a Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrician or Child Psychiatrist using history, current functioning at home & school, & neuropsychological exam results for a Neurodevelopmental evaluation. A bright child can pass a Continuous Performance Test. The history also warrants a pediatric neurology consult to rule out minor motor, or Petit Mal, seizures. ...Read more
I fired nuero. Can anyone tell me how bad of rebound to expect with MS coming off of tysabri (natalizumab) infusion w/o meds. Health want allow them. See profile?
New provider: With ms you should be under the care of a doctor. Okay to change doctors. While you are looking for your next ms provider/neurologist okay to ask your regular doc for referral, call your local ms foundation and ask for referrals. You have options. Be well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mri of head says 4.5mm focus of hyperintensity. I'm 28/f. I'm petrified. Is this a tumor? Don't see nuero until may. I'm very scared.
Call your doctor: Doesn't sound like tumor. Why are you being so passive? Call your doctor on the phone ; ask him/her to discuss it with you. Or ask the doctor to mail you a copy of the report with his/her written comments on it. Ask to be called if there is a cancellation to get in sooner. Ask to see the actual images. Be proactive. Doctors are busy ; can't read minds. Knowledge is power. ...Read more
I need to have dr. Fill out form 4 sdi. I have MRI and xrays to confirm my spondylolisthesis. What specialist would confirm? Nuero, ortho, chiro?
SDI: It really can be filled out by any physician. It is just a question if that physician feels comfortable. Just ask them. ...Read more
Dr, knows I'm hypochondriac. My grandpa diangosis with Alzheimer @ 86 yrs. I displayed my concerned & wanted exam. She told me I should "discuss concerns with my Psychiatrist". Shouldn't I see nuero? Im 31.
Too Soon: You are way too soon for any real or valid testing process. But, as you age and as science improves, you should be aware to watch for advances in the diagnosis and prevention of Alzheimers. But at age 31 the Neurologist would pat you on your head and tell you that you that there is nothing they can test for this early in life. Your physician is correct. Anxiety is best managed by Psychiatry. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I got results on my chiari malformation said 6mm below something and the nuero surgen doesn't want to do surgery why?
Surgery not needed: A chiari 1 malformation is not a dangerous condition, but can cause headaches, numbness, dizziness or unsteadiness. In yours, the cerebellar tonsils lie 6 mm below the foramen magnum (the hole at the base of the skull). This is fairly small and not dangerous so the only reason to have surgery is to relieve symptoms. Often the symptoms and the chiari are unrelated so surgery doesn't help. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
My hubby has head pressure in different areas he had a nuero and thyroid test all came back negative. What can he take or do to elevate the pain?
I was tortured as a kid take 200mg seroquel (quetiapine) have nightmares np wouldn't give prazosin with seroquel (quetiapine) saying thats insane can pcp or nuero give it?
Work w/psychiatrist: With serious post-traumatic stress issues (as one might have after childhood torture) it's important to work with a psychiatrist who's experienced in treating this problem. Nurse practitioners can serve well for uncomplicated issues, but do not have the level of experience psychiatrists do -- even if they're "psychiatric np's." prazosin ; seroquel (quetiapine) can help, and is not "insane.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
20/m left leg & arm been feeling different than my right, maybe weaker, for about a year. Can still do everything normally. Possible that its ALS & im just ignoring it? Im so scared. Normal nuero exam
It sounds: Like your anxiety is getting the best of you. There is a normal exam, you are young and probably right handed, still without motor deficits. This has been extrapolated into death by als. It's not, but talk to psychiatrist, make sure you are sleeping ok. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Severe nuero symptoms, seizures, paralysis, facial spasms. Every blood test normal including peripheral nueropathies. What could it be? I need answers
If your EEG shows no: evidence of seizures, your paralysis & facial spasms don't follow anatomic patterns & no neurological or systemic medical cause is found, you may have a psychiatric illness, either Functional Neurological Symptom Disorder or Functional Neurological Disorder. See en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conversion_disorder. Ask your doctor for referral to a psychiatrist & psychologist for evaluation & treatment. ...Read more
M/20. Had feelings of heaviness and altered sensation in left leg for a year now, off and on. I'm scared of als. Seen a nuero and my gp that said nothing is wrong. But what could this be? My anxiety?
It seems that: You need to consider talking with a psychologist. Anxiety can lead to physical complaints. Here's a blog that explains how some people take things out on their bodies. Sometimes the symptoms ; language associated to the symptoms are clues to the causes. http://wakeupanddreamcatalyst.blogspot.com/2014/03/tuesdays-psychology-tips-do-you-take.html. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can anyone tell me why my 3 year old daughter is flicking ehr tongue in and out really fast all day long we were told she has sensory intergretion they also thought autism but the nuero she saw said no she doesnt, she act evry young for her age she isnt p
An assessment by : Child find of your public school district will define her overall developmental levels & any degree of autism she may have for early childhood special education without a diagnosis or toileting. Tongue-flicking may indicate seizure activity, found in children with developmental delays +/- autism. You may ask for another opinion from a child neurologist or developmental/behavioral pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I walk normal, can stand straight, my nuero exam normal, but i feel off balance when walking. Should i be worried about brain tumor?
I take a beta blocker (cannot tolerate ccb's) for v-tach and nuero cardiogenic syncope. Recently started GABA for anxiety. Can this cause more pvc's?
I Feel a tiny numb spot on the side of my tongue,what could this be its my only symthom,Yet oral surgeon says Healthy tongue and nuero says its stress?
Reduce swelling: Possibly there is some swelling of the nerve to that area. Possibly you bit it and it is still swollen, but not enough to see on examination. Ask your doctor about using papain and bromelain to reduce any swelling. For my patients I use Clear.ease, one 4x a day, melt in mouth between cheek and gums. A good way to reduce stress is to count your inhale four and exhale six. ...Read more