Lesions on spine

  • does anyone else have lesions on their spine? If so what part, I have on on T3 part I am just wondering if that can be what makes me have a hard time lifting my arms at times.



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  • I go next week for my full MRI. I was dx in June(3 months ago) with two showing on my brain MRI. I wish you the best of luck in finding your answers. I asked my neuro about what the spinal lesions would cause and he said pain. I don't know is that is spinal specific or if the nerves are just there, but causes problems elsewhere. Praying for you.

  • Most of my lrsions as revealed by MRI scans are on my spine. Specifically in my neck. The MS lesions cause more numbness than pain and I'm mostly paralyzed on my left side.MS is so variable it is hard to generalize.

  • My brain's loaded , but only a couple reside on my t spine , not sure of the exact location. I have some left sided weakness , today I feel like I'm wearing a sock on my left foot. Weird since I'm wearing flip flops!

  • 4 months ago I was dx and had 3 lesions on brain and none on neck or spine. 1 month ago my arm and hand went heavy, numb and weak. steroids didn't help. I had an MRI last week and should get results tomorrow. I'm curious if a lesion could have developed that fast and had such a dramatic effect already. it may be a pinched nerve. too coincidental if you ask me.

  • can the lesion on your spine make you get tremors every once in while in your chest area or head?

  • @Amanda , not sure. With ms it's possible. Over the long and brutal summer I would wake in the early hours with shaking , but rarely shake or have tremors otherwise. I do get these "quakes" when I'm still , like when I'm just sitting watching t.v.. Again , it's mostly when it's really hot. Now that cooler air is back , it hasn't happened. However , a warm spell is coming back this week , yay.

  • yea I dont know what part makes youn have a hard time lifting, but I had a MRI of my spine yesterday and they found them in my spine due to a relapse I had over a week ago........was numb waist down, not numb I couldnt feel anything just my loss of sensitiveness was reduced .........and pain when I was walking.......second day of my steroid infusion and can already feel the numbing subsiding

  • I was diagnosed in February of this year after going numb from the waist down in December of '09. They found 3 lesions in my brain and 1 in my thoracic spine (can't remember exact location). It seemed like the thoracic spine lesion was what really pushed the neuro over to thinking it was MS (and resulted in me getting a whole bunch more tests). Was talking to my nurse practitioner last month about what MRIs they will repeat in February next year and he indicated they will only do the brain unless I develop new symptoms in my lower body. That really makes me think that they felt like the cause of my lower body symptoms was the thoracic spine lesion......

  • I had a lesion in my brain in 91 when I was diagnosed. I recuperated comletely from that...no residual damage or symptoms. In August a lesion in my spine was found....resulting in some numbness in my legs, very pronounced in my feet although I still walk and move around fine, some balance issues. The neuro said I will "not go back to normal" because the brain has enough 'matter' to absorb the damage without resulting symptoms, but the spine is so small that damage will remain. I didn't like that prognosis, so I live to defy it!

  • @Judi - most of my numbness went away. My toes are still numb which is weird, but livable. I don't have any walking or balance issues now (which I did when the numbness was more widespread).

  • Cassie, thank you for your response; it give me hope....which is what we all live on with MS.

  • Just to let you know, it took about 3 - 4 months for me to get to just the numb toes. So, hang in there. Luckily I was enough better by summer that I could wear flip flops again (I can't survive summer without flip flops)

  • I just received a report on my MRI that was done in August. I have a lesion on C7 and it has not encroached on the spinal cord. I think that's good news. I'm very optimistic, and your sharing your news helps a lot.

  • Hi, Judi. My symptoms sound like yours -- 6 lesions in the brain and 1 very tiny one on my spinal cord, with the little guy on the spine doing most of the damage (numb and/or hypersensitive in varying degrees from my toes to my chest, balance issues, motion sickness, etc.). I also have some tremors and tingling in my hands. And the weirdest thing is that my hands burn when my bladder is full. Go figure. Having good days and bad. The weather here in Los Angeles just about killed me last week.

  • I have a large one that is on my spine C5 which affects my sensory....I was numb waist down, able to walk fine, I just lost alot of sensitivity, went on steroid IV infusions and regained all waist down.... as Julie says good days n bad......

  • @ Amanda I have lesions on the spine...thoracic and cervical. There are days I can barley wash me hair my arms are so heavy. My Dr told me this is due to the lesions on the spine. Good Luck. I find the IV steroids help. Althought I hate the weight gain from them.

  • I also have a lesion on my spine that caused me to have a numb sensation from my waist down. I was diagnosed one year ago in September. My symptoms are better with no numbness but I do have pain on the bottom of my feet once in a while. If I get sick the bottom of my feet have a swollen sensation and my foot muscles have a tight sensation when I bend my toes. I had my one year MRI and I am happy to say that three of the lesions on my brain are gone, I have no new lesions on my brain, no active lesions at that time and I have had no new symptoms. They consider me stable at this time. Hope it stays that way. BUT this week my feet have been aching. Hoping it goes away soon.

  • Becky, good luck with the remission. I hope your pain goes away soon.