uprightdoc wrote:As far as ambulation is concerned, the link below is to a recent article in Medscape regarding gait as an early indicator of Alzheimer's. It's a topic I cover in my book.
uprightdoc wrote:Hello Dania,
I suspect you have spondylosis (degeneration) of the cervial spine that is effecting the ventral (belly) side of the spinal cord such as bone spurs similar to what Blossom has. Spondylosis of the connective tissues and vertebral segments, as well as degeneration of the discs, narrows the space between the front side of the spinal canal and the front (ventral) surface of the cord which is called stenosis. Flexing your head and neck foward further narrows the space and even cause contact between the spinal canal and cord. The front (ventral) or belly side of the cord contains the motor tracts which control the muscles in the arms and legs. Keeping your chin up or tilting your head backwards relieves the pressure. The best place to start in cases like yours is plain view x-rays of the spine, specific upper cervical x-rays and upright MRI. If you are interested I can get you into the study being done on Friday July 27 but you must let me know as soon as possible.
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