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What does my diagnosis mean? Also tingling all over body

Basy88BBasy88 Posts: 4
edited 11/28/2014 - 2:36 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
Hi all,

Short story I guess..

The last month and a half, every day I have been having tingling sensations in my arms, and legs... pin prick sensations all over my body and "cold raindrop sensations" all over body as well. These symptoms are happening everyday, every few mins sometimes, and is really worrying me. So much, I decided to take it into my own hands (after being put into a 3 month waiting line to see a neurologist) to pay for my own MRI's as I believed I had MS.

Now, all my blood tests, sugar tests were normal. No autoimmune disease either. My Brain MRI was fine, as was my cervical MRI (For MS) Though my Cervical MRI did show the following -

(this is a complete print out, word for word)

The Cerebellar tonsils lie well above the Capacious foramen magnum. The Brainstem and cervical cord signal are within normal limits and no evidence of signal Abnormality. There is at the c6-7 level in a foraminal position with modest narrowing of the neural foramen on the right but no definite impingement. There is a minor increased T2 and inversion recovery signal related to the disc annulus in the central/paracentral position consistent with annulus tear. At the remainder of the intervertebral levels in the cervical spine, there is no focal disk herniation or protrusion. There is no central or neural foraminal stenosis. There is no evidence for nerve impingement.

Opinion -

C6-7 annulus bulge with annulus tear, possible significant neural foraminal stenosis on the right and impingement of the C7 nerve root.

My GP advised me he highly doubts these findings were the result of my tingling, and basically told me good luck and to see the neurologist. I am going insane with trying to understand that the cervical findings mean, can i keep playing sport? Will I need surgery? Any ideas what is causing the tingling all over my body?

I know these forums cannot diagnosis anything, just looking for your opinions.. thanks for reading
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Comments

  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 12,974
    we can not provide any diagnosis...

    Please remember, even opinions are based only on personal experiences. Each individual is different. So what may good for one, could spell trouble for another.
    • Can I keep play sports?Will I need surgery?
    No one here can give you an accurate answer to those questions. You GP is correct, you need to see a specialist to identify exactly what your problem is and provide you with answers to some of your questions.
    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences 
  • I had that feeling on the back of my neck a few times before I had surgery. I kept feeling the back of my neck thinking there was water there but there wasn't. I told my neuro but he couldn't tell me anything. I thought I was going crazy! I also kept getting the feeling all over that a bug was biting me or a bee sting. I tell ya, I got some strange looks. LOL. I hope you get some answers from the neurosurgeon. I know all of the medical mumble jumble is confusing and it makes it hard to wait for a better diagnosis but that's where the neurosurgeon's medical experience comes into play. I honestly think they should give a short answer and not overwhelm a patient with all of that because the radiologist will note things that may or may not be significant to the issue. Good Luck
    Tracie C
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  • Your symptoms do not sound normal to me. Keep begging for help. Get blood tests for vitamin d and b 12. I'm sorry to hear this and I have no idea if your MRI report correlates with your symptoms. But I believe you have them and its not normal.


  • spinal stenosis is your problem. Just my opinion but I have had C4-5 5-6 and 6-7 surgery now. when my C4-5 was causing stenosis, I had tingling in my arms and legs and my feet would feel like they were on fire sometimes. Hold out for your neuro appointment and good luck.
  • Old post I know but Bassy88 did you get an answer? 

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  • LizLiz Posts: 9,709

    This is an old discussion created by a member no longer on the forum so I have to close it.

    Liz, 

    Veritas-Health Forum Moderator

    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
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