Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Cervical spondylosi

Salam Ramadhan semua

Alkisahnya saya sudah habis pengajian saya. So dalam perancangan bolehlah concentrate menjahit. Tapi agak menghairankan sikit tempahan agak berkurang tapi yang pastinya sysmtom numbness dan weakness sebelah kiri badan saya menjadi-jadi kebelakangan ini.
Antaranya: lenguh dan kebas di lengan dan kaki terutamnya betis recently about 2 weeks ago my left eye lid dropping and start feeling numbs on lips area.
this make me worried. So I think there is the reasons why tak banyak tempahan. Namun yang ada Alhamdullillah syukur. So saya ke beberapa klinik just untuk dapat kepastian. Makanya saya di refer ke pakar Neurologist untuk tindakan selanjuttnya kerena pendapat Dr di klinik2 tersebut saya mungkin terkena mild stroke....
Opsss 'stroke??"
Namun Alhamdullillah saya tak stress sebabnya setakat ini Allah kurniakan saya tanpa darah tinggi (saya mengalami symtoms low blood preasure actually) tiada kencing manis. Mungkin itu membuatkan saya agak tenang.
Semalam saya di admit di KPJ ..... menjalani brain MRI nerves conduction test blood test and etc. and the sad thing is..... the result is normal!!!
bukan saya tak bersyukur. Alhamdullillah tiada tanda2 strok dan DR tak dapat mengenal pasti punca dan sebab lenguh dan kebas di sebelah kiri badan saya.
So pencarian saya bermula. maka ini yang saya jumpai semasa saya meng'GOOGLE' atas nasihat seorang DR klinik biasa - DR AZHAR (Klinik Mediviron Prima Saujana Kajang - thanks doc.)... Hmmm guest what.. normal dr is so specialist than specialist DR... hu hu
Lets share that did the symtoms that i have facing for more than 4 months...

Cervical spondylosis

Cervical spondylosis is a disorder in which there is abnormal wear on the cartilage and bones of the neck (cervical vertebrae).

Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Cervical spondylosis is caused by chronic wearing away (degeneration) of the cervical spine, including the cushions between the neck vertebrae (cervical disks) and the joints between the bones of the cervical spine. There may be abnormal growths or "spurs" on the bones of the spine (vertebrae).

These changes can, over time, press down on (compress) one or more of the nerve roots. In advanced cases, the spinal cord becomes involved. This can affect not just the arms, but the legs as well.

The major risk factor is aging. By age 60, most women and men show signs of cervical spondylosis on x-ray. Other factors that can make a person more likely to develop spondylosis are:

· Past neck injury (often several years before)

· Severe arthritis

· Past spine surgery


Symptoms often develop slowly over time, but may start suddenly.

Cervical spondylosis typically affects only the neck, causing pain and stiffness. When nerve compression also is present, signs and symptoms of cervical spondylosis may include:

  • Shoulder, arm or chest pain
  • Tingling and pinprick sensations in your arms, hands, legs or feet
  • Numbness and weakness in your arms, hands, legs or feet
  • Lack of coordination
  • Abnormal reflexes

Symptoms TIA - Transient ischemic attack (mild stroke)

Symptoms begin suddenly, last only a short time (from a few minutes to 1 - 2 hours), then disappear completely. They may occur again at a later time. Symptoms usually occur on the same side of the body if more than one body part is involved.

A TIA is different from a stroke. However, the symptoms of TIA are the same as the symptoms of a stroke and include the sudden development of:

  • Muscle weakness of the face, arm, or leg (usually only on one side of the body)
  • Numbness or tingling on one side of the body
  • Abnormal sensation of movement (vertigo) or dizziness
  • Change in alertness (sleepiness, less responsive, unconscious, or coma)
  • Personality, mood, or emotional changes


Syringomyelia is damage to the spinal cord due to the formation of a fluid-filled area within the cord.

Causes, incidence, and risk factors

The fluid buildup seen in syringomyelia may be a result of spinal cord trauma, tumors of the spinal cord, or birth defects (specifically, "chiari malformation," in which part of the brain pushes down onto the spinal cord at the base of the skull).

The fluid-filled cavity usually begins in the neck area. It expands slowly, putting pressure on the spinal cord and slowly causing damage.


There may be no symptoms, or symptoms may include:

· Gradual loss of muscle mass (wasting, atrophy)

· Headache

· Muscle function loss, loss of ability to use arms or legs

· Numbness or decreased sensation

o Decreased sense of pain or temperature

o Lessened ability to sense that the skin is being touched

o Neck, shoulders, upper arms, trunk -- in a cape-like pattern

o Slowly, but progressively, gets worse

· Pain down the arms, neck, or into the upper back

· Weakness (decreased muscle strength, independent of exercise) in the arms or legs

Hmmm than the deceased goest to.....

(to be update later cause I will bring this info to the specialist Dr and discuss with her. might be I need to go for another MRI which is spinal MRI...

Wish me and you good luck and selamat berpuasa!!

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