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Old 10-03-2018, 05:54 PM   #1
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Sorry but this is going to be a long post, back in February 2018 I started having sharp stabbing pain in both of my index fingers went to the doctor and they said it was tendinitis
it didnít go away so I went back to the doctor and in the meantime I start having burning sensations in my arms they did bloodwork and all came back good except for inflammation was a tad high they told me to come back if it didnít get better

while I was waiting for it to get better I started getting tingling and numbness in my legs my knees by my feet you at Iíll come and go they sent me to a neurologist they didnít MRI of my brain I had three doctors tell me that it is not a mess

I was put on gabapentin and was told to come back in a month
in the meantime I start having cramping in my lower back and body jerks in my room on my right side would start to hurt
So Iím back to the doctor and they decide to do an MRI on my spine everything came back OK except for my C-5 C6 vertebrae has some degenerative disc And some flattening of the cord at that level
and it also says there is a vague t2 hyper intense signal at this level which could represent mild Myelomalacia.

I donít see much information about this and my neurosurgeon or the neurologist didnít really have anything to say about it and they donít seem too concerned
should I be concerned or is this just another fancy word for a lesion that could be a mess that I have to keep an ion thank you in advance for taking the time to read this and any input you have

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Hi, I don't know how much I can help. I think we are in the same boat, so I will do my best.

Looks like cervical myelomalacia is it's own thing. Not a lesion. A lesion is a scar or scar tissue from where the spinal cord was attacked. Same with other lesions that can occur in the brain.
"Minimally invasive back stabilization may be a treatment option for some patients who are experiencing pain from degenerative spine conditions like cervical myelomalacia (the softening of the spinal cord in the upper spine). This condition can occur when there is insufficient blood supply to the spinal cord."
Cervical Myelomalacia can get worse over time without treatment. You would probably want to schedule a follow up with your dr or neurologist and find out what the next step is, tests or concerns you may have and what treatment would be best.
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