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I have question regarding my mom. She is 72 years old and

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I have question regarding my mom. She is 72 years old and has, for a year, been having severe hoarseness and now some slurring of speech and occasional balance issues. She has seen an Ortho. Dr. and a Neurologist as well as an ENT within the year. They had come to the conclusion that her symptoms were coming from cervical spondylosis/degenerative changes in the cervical spine. Can you have worsening neurological symptoms from cervical spondylosis?
JA: Do you keep personal medical records to help track this?
Customer: She has them
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: She has also noticed a change in her "bite"..feeling as though her jaw is being thrusted forward.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  DR.EHTISHAM replied 4 months ago.

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Expert:  DR.EHTISHAM replied 4 months ago.

Some of the symptoms you mentioned can be due to cervical spine problem. But symptoms like hoarseness are generally not common in cervical spine lesions. In such cases a local cause like inflamed vocal cord or a mass on the cords needs to be looked for. Secondly a cause in the brain should also be sought for a slurred speech. I would like that she should have an MRI of the brain as well.

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