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Dr. Mark, Neurologist (MD)
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I have severe bilateral foraminal stenosis, osteophytes and

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Hi! I have severe bilateral foraminal stenosis, osteophytes and facet problems from C4/5-C6/C7 at the moment I'm having a flare up of pain causing parasthesis and pain in my right scapula,trap,bicep,forearm,wrist. Today I noticed swelling in my RIGHT sternocleidomastoid muscle. Several lymph nodes are swollen as well as my glands. It hurts to put pressure under my jaw. For about 2 weeks where my sternocleidomastoid muscle attaches to my clavicle, when I move my shoulder back and fourth there is palpable and audible crepitus. I have paresthesia in the right side of my face (lip, nostril,eye). I have also had urinary retention problems for approximately 3 months. I have weakness in my right arm and hand. I was diagnosed with thoracic outlet until my MRI revealed my cervical spine condition. Could that be what's going on in my neck? could it be inflamed from guarding on that side from being in so much pain? If so why would my nodes and glands be so swollen? I just had a cervical and lumbar MRI on 11/27/15 to ensure there is no cord trauma causing the urinary retention. There is some flattening at the cervical level but no evidence of cord impingement. My neck has been bad for several years but has just started to become symptomatic within the last 6 months. 35 yr old female, athlete, muscular build, non smoker, non drinker, Hashimoto's thyroiditis 15 years.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  khagihara replied 1 year ago.

You could have multiple sclerosis although the swollen nodes can't be explained with multiple sclerosis. You should see a neurologist have brain MRI.