I visited my general practicioner (GP) today and I have some corrections to the MRI results.
Radiologist report to GP – MRI Spine Cervical: There is a small haemangioma in C5. There is loss of disc height with both disc and osteophyte at C5/6, I think probably more osteophyte than disc but narrowing the exit foramia certaily on the right and possibly on the left. The spinal cord and vertebrae are otherwise normal.
My symptoms started after a fall and a ‘partial’ disclocation of the right shoulder December 2010 and Feruary 2011 respectively.
I have pins and needles regularly and some instances of weakness and sensation in my right hand mainly. The symptoms vary day to day but can be over thumb/index finger or ‘pinky’ and the fingers next to it. I have recently had shaking hand/arm and problems with writing. The sensation of cold was checked by myself with a digital temperature probe (accurate to 0.1 deg C); this measured in a seated position.
Apologies for getting the vertebrae numbers wrong!
The symptoms vary day to day and also depending on what I am doing at the time. To start with the symptoms occurred when using a computer mouse and has ‘developed’ into a more irritating problem exacerbated by the ‘coldness’ of my right arm and hand. I aleviate this with heat pads.
Does this help with diagnosis?