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C2+c3+c3 fusion from a fall in 2011. I now have cervical stenosis,

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C2+c3+c3 fusion from a fall in 2011. I now have cervical stenosis, but I now also a herniated disc at c5-6 according to my myleo CT Scan done last week. I've all the classes symptoms, shoulder and bicep pain, tingling/numbing, etc...But now, i have an extreme heat sensation in my upper back, as if i have a heating pad back there. The heat sensation will sometimes radiate to the front....Would the heat in my back be related to the herniated disc or stenosia?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr Subbanna MD replied 2 years ago.
Hi, I amCustomer an American Board Certified Neurologist with vast clinical experience and I am very glad to help you with your health question.
Heat sensation is not a common symptom but it does occur in some patients who have disc herniation or spinal stenosis etc. Since you have a herniated disc and spinal stenosis so it appears this new symptom in the form of extreme heat sensation is indeed related to the existing spinal problems of disc and spinal stenosis. This symptom is radiating to the front which also hints that this is most likely related to a pinched spinal nerve related to the disc or spinal stenosis. As long as this symptom is not worsening then there is no need for another radiological investigation now, you can undergo the scheduled surgery and most likely this symptom is expected to improve after the surgery, however if the symptom worsens then you need a repeat radiological investigation to find out whether this new symptom is due to existing spinal conditions or due to some new spinal condition and then depending upon the test results it needs to be treated appropriately. But overall this heat sensation appears to be due to your existing spinal problems and most likely surgery should help in getting relief from this new symptom along with relief from your already existing symptoms like pain, tingling and numbness etc too.
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Expert:  Dr Subbanna MD replied 2 years ago.
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