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i am so glad to have found this board. i was diagnosed with cervical spondylosis, a c5-c6 herniation and bulges at c4-c5 and c6-c7 in march; the herniation is compressing my spinal cord.

after attempting to pursue physical therapy without success (the PT wouldn't touch me for fear of causing me further injury), i am resigning myself to having discectomy and fusion surgery. i see a second opinion neurosurgeon tomorrow morning.

i wondered if anyone on this board has experienced any facial and numbness and tingling as a result of spondylosis and/or an actual herniation. i have other symptoms like insufferable headaches, pain between the shoulder blades, nausea, etc. which i understand are typical for my injury, but when i discussed the facial and scalp numbness with the previous NS i saw, he said it is not typical and may indicate a vertebral artery oclusion which scared me to death.

if anyone else has had this type of numbness, i would be so grateful to hear about it.

thanks in advance!
[QUOTE=binx;3994612]i am so glad to have found this board. i was diagnosed with cervical spondylosis, a c5-c6 herniation and bulges at c4-c5 and c6-c7 in march; the herniation is compressing my spinal cord.

after attempting to pursue physical therapy without success (the PT wouldn't touch me for fear of causing me further injury), i am resigning myself to having discectomy and fusion surgery. i see a second opinion neurosurgeon tomorrow morning.

i wondered if anyone on this board has experienced any facial and numbness and tingling as a result of spondylosis and/or an actual herniation. i have other symptoms like insufferable headaches, pain between the shoulder blades, nausea, etc. which i understand are typical for my injury, but when i discussed the facial and scalp numbness with the previous NS i saw, he said it is not typical and may indicate a vertebral artery oclusion which scared me to death.

if anyone else has had this type of numbness, i would be so grateful to hear about it.

thanks in advance![/QUOTE]



Hi Binx welcome to the board and thanks for your post. I have a C5-6 herniation with attendant shoulder pain numbness in my feet. Three weeks ago my NS said surgery ASAP he scared me quite a bit. I now have gathered my courage and will see him tomorrow to fix a date. I have a second opinion that says definitely surgery but no rush but lately my condition has deteriorated to the point of fixing this surgery date. Your post gives me courage all the best.
I don't know if anyone is still posting on here ince this is from 2009 but I have a right c7 c8 radiculopathy bilateral L5 radiculopathy and mild bilateral carpal tunnels and I am experiencing numbness and tingling of my left side face and my scalp and left arm. Doctor says its not from pinched neck nerve but I think it is because all these symptoms happened at once after I had a weird temple headache that lasted 2 weeks. Then came weird twitching.





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