I was recently called a medical mystery by my very trusted ortho who is a spine specialist. I had a laminectomy done 05/22 on L5/S1 and it's been very sucessful
Here is my situation:
While waiting for my diagnosis for my lower back herniation and stenosis, I visited a chiropractor. Shortly after I started to have ulnar nerve type issues presenting with part of palm, ring and pinky finger painful and asleep. Both hands. I use a computer all day so this was almost impossible.
Took time off from computer with the surgery and hands were 200% but felt better, carpal tunnel wrist splints help, especially when sleeping, as my hands use to wake me up at night.
Mid August my shoe broke causing my foot to slide forward and fall on my butt. I grabbed the railing twisting my entire body to the right. 5 days later all my symptoms came back full steam ahead. These symptoms include:
calves and feet numbness and feel very heavy
both hands asleep all the time
a pressure and numbness around ribcage which is constant ( now there is a certain spot in the left side of my ribcage if I touch it, it's very very tender)
once in a while tingling in face, especially when sitting.
I had follow up MRI for lumbar checked out fine, cervical showed c6/7 mild herniation with stenosis. thoracic showed slight abnormality as well.
Now the tricky part, they did a brain scan as well and it showed some lesions. They are diving further into the possibility of MS. I am not in denial here, I may have that. But none of it makes sense to me. Symptoms of MS don't pop up after a fall. The fall wasn't even due to me being off center it was a"shoe malfunction".
It's been about 30 days later and the symptoms ( after much rest) have started to subside. My hands are still pretty bad though.
Any thoughts? Clearly you haven't met with me or seen my MRI reports or films, just curious what your opinion may be with what I've given you.
As far as MS symptoms all I have is the numbness and pain and tingling when I tilt my head forward after I walk on a treadmill or do some sort of cardio. Besides that no. My hands have relief when walking outside in heat watering flowers. I have no vision disturbances.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.