Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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Your situation certainly could be myelopathy from spinal cord compression. The physical examination is important here. If you do have cord compression causing your imbalance, you will have long tract signs (hyperreflexia and Hoffman’s sign) which would not be present with a vestibular problem.

You MRI findings (“C5-6: There is a diffuse disc bulge/osteophytic ridge complex at this level which causes moderate narrowing of the central canal. There appears to be mass effect on the anterior spinal cord”) would support this diagnosis.

I agree that you need a surgical consult from a spine surgeon or a neurosurgeon.

Dr. Corenman