Hi all... first timer here.
I had a fusion in ‘97 due to lack of odontoid process. For the past week I’ve had this super weird feeing in the entire left side of my body - head to toe. And it’s getting worse. I thought it could be cardio related and went to ER Saturday night. Ekg/troponin test all ok. Diagnosed with heart palpations and follow up with primary care.
Saw primary care today. He feels very strongly that this feeling i have is coming from cervical area and wants me to see neurosurgeon asap. I’m shaken up.... this was the furthest thing from my mind.
I have a few questions and hoping someone- anyone- could relate to any of this. I have had a ct mylogram (sp?) years ago and would give my left and right leg to NOT have that done again!!! Injecting a ton of dye into lumbar region was horrendous!!! One question i have is... i am not sure what type of metal is in my neck. Does anyone know what they were using back then? Has technology improved and there may be a new way to get images now as opposed to that barbaric test i had? Sorry to dump a lot in one sitting... feeling scared and have so many questions. Thank you