I have had a nightmare of a day, have been having problems with my hands for a while (numbness,pins and needles, loss of grip) have had carpel tunnel test,x-rays and MRI.Today I got the results of my MRI scan, the problems with my hands is due to a prolapsed disc in my neck at c5 and this is compressing the nerve that services my hands and also bulging discs at c4 and c3, I have osteoarthritis in hands,feet,knees and severe de-generative spinal disc disease.I have no neck pain so was utterly shocked to learn about my neck disc problems,I have had problems with my lumber spine since a fall down stairs 4 years ago, the doc said because my spine is in such a poor state that I will continue to get bulging and prolapsed discs. The doc is now going to refer me back to the Royal Orthopedic hospital to see an expert in neck problems,it would seem that they may choose to treat it conservatively or opt for surgery depending on the level of damage already caused or potential future damage to the nerve.
please can you help with the following
Has anyone else had this diagnosis?
Can anyone offer any info ?
How have you coped with this?
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