I don't know
I had surgery in 10/03 on my C5-C6 herniated disc that was on my spinal cord. Since then, I've had numerous periods of time over the years with BOTH LEGS' hamstrings, calves, and feet cramping and major twitching/tingling in the same. Also my right arm/hand aches/tingles and has felt numb and weak, but now my left is beginning to ache and feel prickly as well. I have neck and low back spasms, although lumbar mri from a year ago only showed bulging discs. Neck mri from same time (9/09)showed some sc compression and bulging discs and reversed lordotic curve (sp?). The last few months have been much rougher than normal. I'm going to see a neurosurgeon at Mayo in Arizona next week. I am more worried that he's going to send me on my way and tell me to live with it than I am worried about having a surgery (don't yell at me, I'm just sick of this). I find walking difficult --and I used to run and workout in a gym. I don't want to live like this, but then I read others' forums of much worse issues. Is this Mayo visit going to be a waste of time for me? Am I to be peeing on myself before I see someone about surgery? I am getting worse. I've been living with it but my life's been changed--no movies or church because I can't sit very long at all. Exercise (even increased activity) makes me worse. I am worried about my visit next week being a bomb--any advice? Any ideas what is wrong with me? BTW I'm in fairly good health and am not overweight. I take oxycodone and flexiril when I can't stand it anymore. Ultram and Robaxin do nothing for me.