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Does Anyone Else Have Cervical Spondylosis In Addition To MS?

Does Anyone Else Have Cervical Spondylosis In Addition To MS?

I have cervical spondylosis (like age related arthritis...except I just turned 40, sigh) in some of the vertebrae in my neck, which causes neck pain and stiffness, but lately I've been having lots of numbness and tingling in my hands and some in my arms. It's so hard to tell what's the MS and what's the arthritis in my neck. Anyone have experience with this?? Help 😟

posted March 23, 2017
A MyMSTeam Member

Hi, I also have arthritis in my neck but never got an diagnosis of "cervical spndylosis". My doctor just happened to mention it when I told him I was having numbness and tingling in my hands. He said "well you know you have arthritis in your neck." But, I just had an EMG last week and it shows I have severe carpal tunnel in one hand and moderate in the other. So, mine is from the carpal tunnel and the arthritis.

posted March 23, 2017
A MyMSTeam Member

@A MyMSTeam Member, unfortunately I've been told the ankle pain is due to the neuropathy I have in my feet and that is why the injections didnt help. Wish surgery would help, I'd be there tomorrow. I may end up having the knee surgery too but I'd going to try the injections again first. I've been told they eventually stop working.
Hope you are having a good day.

posted March 29, 2017
A MyMSTeam Member

@A MyMSTeam Member - my ankle pain is due arthritis setting in between the heel and ankle bone shortly after having an avulsion fracture of the ankle. It is really my "pro" weather forecaster. Typically, insurance requires you to try injections first before approving surgery and some also want you to try a special brace as well. Injections really helped my husband's knees for at least 7 years, but now the arthritis has advanced to the point of the bone on bone being severe enough that as soon as we can pay off his doctor balance, he'll be having knee replacement. Do take care!

posted March 29, 2017
A MyMSTeam Member

@A MyMSTeam Member thanks for sharing your experience.
I had them in my knee about 3 years ago, worked wonderfully, pain is just now returning. Had them in my ankle, didn't help at all.

posted March 28, 2017
A MyMSTeam Member

@A MyMSTeam Member - the cortisone injections in my wrists caused me to spend the rest of the afternoon and evening sitting on the couch with my lower arms cradled on a soft pillow and me sobbing from the pain it caused. I have had cortisone injections since then in my shoulders, hip, knee, ankle, and neck without any issues. So don't know if it was the particular joint or the doctor. I did the brace thing and exercises with my wrists, but all to no avail, the surgery was a cake walk and I've never regretted - - only wish is that it could have been done sooner.

posted March 28, 2017

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