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headaches and blurred vision be caused from the neck?

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Good afternoon. My name is Tom W. I suffer from cervical spodylosis. There are mild to moderate osteophyte complexes from C2 through C7 with foraminal stenosis evident in C5 to C7. I had an ACDF/with instrumentation at C5 through C6 approximately 36 months ago. The hardware and bone fusion are in excellent position and condition.

Over the last 8 or 9 months, I have been experiencing left sided radiculopathy (arm, chest, back and head). I have also been dealing with increasing dizziness, lightheadedness, left sided headaches with blurred vision in my left eye. Pain management doctor treated me with RFA (C2-C5) 2 to 3 months ago with no benefit. In addition to the above listed symptoms, I am getting mild to moderate pain, numbness and tingling down my left leg (groin, knee down to and including the foot). *Prior MRI of lumbar spine did not demonstrate anything significant.*

Current RX:
OTC nsaids
Gabapentin 600 mg/day
Nortriptyline hcl 10 mg as needed
43 yo male

My question is, could the symptoms I'm experiencing in the lower extremities as well as the headaches and blurred vision be caused from the pathology in my neck? If so, would I benefit from a cervical nerve stimulating device? This is what the PM doctor wants to do next.


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replied September 29th, 2013
Neurological Disorders Answer A44878
Based on available information your visual symptoms, headaches, and symptoms the leg are unlikely related to the cervical spine disease.


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