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It could definitely be causing a whole host of symptoms including peripheral neuropathy type symptoms, vertigo and leg problems. Though I thought with peripheral neuropathy there was a nerve study they could do to distinguish it from spinal causes.

(though what is peripheral neuropathy anyway? seems like they come up with names for these things and it makes them happy and saves them from having to look for an actual cause).
:wave: From my experience I would say depending on the severity of the impingement, that yes you will need surgery. I am 9 wks post-op ACDF C5-C6 I had severe cord impingement with the same symptoms that you are describing, vertigo, headache , severe pain down shoulder, numbness & tingling arms& legs. My NS said that with the cord involvement that surgery was necessary because down the line it could impinge further and cause paralysis. I am only 30 so it wasn't something that I wanted to wait out. Since surgery the vertigo has resolved and my headaches have improved significantly. My pain has also decreased. You will find here that there are many differing opinions and doctor recommendations so I just wanted to share my story with you. Best of luck!!!!:angel:
I think Smiley is right, probably depends on each individual case. I have a disc herniation with cord compression at C6-7 and am scheduled for ACDF in 10 days. I have been dealing with all the symptoms you've described and then some for about a year. In my case, my NS seems to think it is the only way to go in an effort to start feeling better. I am hopeful to get my life back - vertigo, off-balance, tingling, twitching, numbness in arms/legs is getting old. The whole hyper-sensitive nervous system thing is just wearing me out. I'm willing to give it a shot. Just thought I'd share with you my journey so far. Hopefully, I can report back with a good outcome from surgery. Best of luck to you. Mona

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