Spinal stenosis C3-C5 and left diaph hemiplegia. Are these conditions related"
Has anyone else experienced these conditions together? Read that the diaphragm is stimulated by the phrenic nerve which arises high in the spinal column. Had intense cervical pain and was diagnosed with the stenosis after an MRI. They put me on morphine but the neck pain eventually went away, and any concern from my doctor went away with the pain. Right around that time I had an abnormal chest x-ray because the paralyzed left diaphragm formed a dome shape. This all occurred maybe 5 years ago. Should I be concerned that the right diaphragm may go? Thanks for any advice you may care to share with me.
Paralysis of the diaphragm can cause difficulty breathing as this is the main function of the diaphragm. If the cervical spine is diseased it can cause problems with the phrenic nerve. But phrenic nerve palsy can occur without any known cause also. If at present you do not have any symptoms, you don't need any therapy for the same.
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