Cervical Spondylosis Dizziness and Loss of Balance

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I am new to the forum.  I was diagnosed last year with Cervical Spondylosis.  I have read through some of the conversations on CS put forward by other members.  It is such a huge relief to discover I am not going mad, and other people here experience debilitating dizziness.  I have trapped nerves at C5 - 6, I have root nerve pain that is at times excruciating and I feel that my arm is broken if I move it the wrong way, this is now spreading to my other arm.  I have weakness in all my limbs making it difficult to walk and my balance is awful, feel like I am walking on an icy path and the ground is coming up from under my feet.  I have no strength in my hands or wrist.  I have now developed parathesia and weakness in my calves and waiting see my GP about this.  It was such a relief today to read how I am not alone in my symptoms smile

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    Sorry to hear about your symptoms have you had an MRI done sounds a lot like spinal cord compression too check out myelopathy org I hope it can give you the information you need
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      Hi, thanks!

      No I have had an MRI done, but I am hoping when I see my GP he will organise this!  I thought this may be myelopathy.

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      Definitely push for a MRI and all the best with everything
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    Hi isobel,

    Welcome to this site.

    Sounds very simular to others here including myself.

    It is very difficult for non sufferers to understand the grinding pain and weakness throughout the body because of, a bit of neck pain.

    What medication are you taking.

    Mike.

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      Hi Mike

      Thanks!  I am only taking Nefopam, as I also have unstable angina and limited in medications I can take, I can't have NSAIDS.  I also have paracetamol along with Nefopam when it is particularly bad!

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    Hi isobel,

    Sorry, I am not sure what goes with what regards pain meds. and angina problems.

    My personal saviour was morphine based pain patch, took 13 months of agony and the first time I used it I got full 8 hours sleep aah high.

    Mike.

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