It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Spinal Cord Disorders Message Board


Spinal Cord Disorders Board Index


Not sure if my symptoms are experienced by any of you but i thought i would put some input in to this conversation.

BIO:
Apr 2008 - was cracking my neck then sudden onset of head pressure, balance issues, strange head sensations, seizure like + common anxiety symp. (brain fog - diziness), bloodwork, MRI brain, CT brain all clear, CT neck found retrolisthesis of c4/c5 (not sure if this is cause) - still exploring

Oct 2008 - managed to rid the anxiety (without any meds just alot of self taught techniques + alot of reading material), head pressure/eye pressure gone, brain fog gone, neck pressure remains, balance issues remain

Apr - 2009 - Orthodics fittted to correct pronation of feet (most likely caused from neck pressure sending mixed up signals to my body causing pronation), balance improved significantly

June - 2009 - Placed on biofeedback program (to eliminate "anxiety" that neuroligist suggests), passed, I am not anxious

Current - still have base of skull pressure (this is the root cause of the eye pressure/head pressure when i had anxiety however the anxiety just exacerbates the symptoms) and a constant tremor through body almost like a small parkinsons or a small essential tremor

also weird sensation when i look straight and turn my head left to right like i can feel the back of my head/neck muscles move (does anyone else get this?), hard to detect whether the pressure is muscle, nerve, spinal cord related.
Went for MRI brain with Gadolinium to see if it is intercranial hypOtension (not intercranial hypertension) - awaiting results/neuro report

The "pain" you experience, is it an actual pain or more of a pressure type feeling? - which is just as dibilitating as pain because it is extreme and constant.

also Mobic (Naproxen) - anti inflammatory helps significantly but have come off that as i didnt want to be dependant.

Anyway hope all is well with all of you.
[QUOTE=fuzzy101;4068637]Not sure if my symptoms are experienced by any of you but i thought i would put some input in to this conversation.

BIO:
Apr 2008 - was cracking my neck then sudden onset of head pressure, balance issues, strange head sensations, seizure like + common anxiety symp. (brain fog - diziness), bloodwork, MRI brain, CT brain all clear, CT neck found retrolisthesis of c4/c5 (not sure if this is cause) - still exploring

Oct 2008 - managed to rid the anxiety (without any meds just alot of self taught techniques + alot of reading material), head pressure/eye pressure gone, brain fog gone, neck pressure remains, balance issues remain

Apr - 2009 - Orthodics fittted to correct pronation of feet (most likely caused from neck pressure sending mixed up signals to my body causing pronation), balance improved significantly [COLOR="Blue"]just a comment, the feet problems can be a result of the whole spine, you need to always keep their care into the picture- it is better IMO to suggest that they are a result of you spine problem rather than they cause it
[/COLOR]
June - 2009 - Placed on biofeedback program (to eliminate "anxiety" that neuroligist suggests), passed, I am not anxious [COLOR="Blue"]again a comment- stress from pain causes anxiety, there isn't very much to get away from it. Bio feedback is good but it is not going to "cure" the problem in fact it exacerbates your spinal problems[/COLOR]ps, excerbates in the way that it may frustrate the situation, since it doesn't do anything IMO except waste time and your money.

Current - still have base of skull pressure (this is the root cause of the eye pressure/head pressure when i had anxiety however the anxiety just exacerbates the symptoms) and a constant tremor through body almost like a small parkinsons or a small essential tremor [COLOR="Blue"]comment; is the pressure an ache, a painful ache, a pain where you can seem to move it? when is the tremor most prevalent? when you are tired? right after activity, one day after or two or three days after activity. Just before my operation I was getting very desperate about the tremors, thay were as you described, Now they are less obvious. My left arm is worse.[/COLOR]

also weird sensation when i look straight and turn my head left to right like i can feel the back of my head/neck muscles move (does anyone else get this?),[COLOR="Blue"]Yes, the worst activity was sitting up to a computer. I get it, also loss of periphrial vision, loss of sections of vision, also when it is close to dusk I get vision loss anomalies. They all get worse with spasming and especially worse with arm use, I also get a jerking movement if I move my head to the left [/COLOR][COLOR="Blue"]and car rides,[/COLOR] hard to detect whether the pressure is muscle, nerve, spinal cord related.
I personally do not deferentiate the two. [COLOR="Blue"]I found the muscle use irritates the nerves and the nerves irritates the muscles. [/COLOR] Went for MRI brain with Gadolinium to see if it is intercranial hypOtension (not intercranial hypertension) - awaiting results/neuro report

The "pain" you experience, is it an actual pain or more of a pressure type feeling? - which is just as dibilitating as pain because it is extreme and constant. [COLOR="Blue"]I can honestly say I was so used to the pain I didn't know how much pain and the different sort of pain I had until the pressure was released after the operation.[/COLOR]

also Mobic (Naproxen) - anti inflammatory helps significantly but have come off that as i didnt want to be dependant. I am just starting to have Mobic again after the operation, I did't take it religiously before becasue it never really helped nothing did. [COLOR="Blue"]I again honestly think that someone in chronic pain will not become dependent- they will become tolerant. The pain meds especially will plateau- sorry if this is not a good term- but they will stop helping because your body will be used to them. Then IMO it is best to come off of them slowly and them start being the dose up again- slowly- to have them help you. I have had to do this several times by myself, because I had a bad time with my pain specialists I have done as much studying on my own to help manage the pain.[/COLOR]

Anyway hope all is well with all of you.[/QUOTE]

[COLOR="Blue"][/COLOR]

I hope you will find what is wrong too. I don't know how much you have read of my posts but I have had a very difficult time getting my dr's to believe me and especially how bad this has affected me. take care, Kathy





All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:54 PM.





© 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!