Cervical (neck) MRI and symptoms

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Jenny R.
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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted 9/28/2006 9:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I am not diagnosed but have been concerned that maybe I have MS.  I have had facial tingling for 6 years now, I have neck, shoulder, and ear pain.  I am a migraine sufferer, these started 8 years ago, my mother and her father have had them all their lives.  What kind of symptoms would I experience if I had lesions in the cervical (neck) region?  I have no numbness, weakness, bladder or bowel problems, vision is fine.  I have weird feelings on my upper back, and upper legs (just on the tops), but these only occur when I have clothes on, as soon as I pull the clothing away from my skin it stops.  Bedsheets don't bother it, and the feelings on my legs are only their when I have pants on and I am sitting.  Neuro feels that this is coming from migraines, something that he called increased central sensitization.  I had a brain MRI w/ contrast in April 06, it was normal.  Neuro also said that lesions in the neck area would not cause facial tingling, could they cause these other feelings, migraines, etc?  I am having a MRI tomorrow, and I'm scared to death.  Any help or thoughts will be so much appreciated.  Thanks, Jen

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   Posted 9/29/2006 8:19 AM (GMT -6)   
I think your neuro may be right.  Migraines can cause alot of unusual symptoms.  Keep a daily log of all your symptoms and take it with you when you see your doc.  It will help them decide what is wrong.  I don't really nkow specifically what probelms cervical lesions would cause but I would think you would have some of the numbness, tingling, dizziness etc...
I hope your mRI went well.  Please let us know what it shows and how you're doing.  Take care. :-)
Michelle ><>
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that you neglect to do what's right!

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