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@johnbishop

Hi @birdman518, I would like to add my welcome to Connect along with @amandajro and others. I have small fiber peripheral neuropathy and do have some balance issues so I'm extra careful when I first stand up and take the first few steps. I'm also 77. You mentioned having cervical radiculopathy and were wondering if that can cause balance issues or if they are related to neuropathy. I did read something which I think may be related to possible loss of balance with cervical myelopathy which might also be a possibility.

"Cervical myelopathy results from compression of the spinal cord in the neck (cervical area of the spine). Symptoms of cervical myelopathy may include problems with fine motor skills, pain or stiffness in the neck, loss of balance, and trouble walking." Cervical Myelopathy | Johns Hopkins Medicine: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/cervical-myelopathy

It might be good to make up a list of questions to ask the neuro-muscular specialist in January when you have your appointment. Do you have any symptoms in your legs?

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Replies to "Hi @birdman518, I would like to add my welcome to Connect along with @amandajro and others...."

John, thanks for taking the time to reply. As a matter of fact, other than the overall "shakiness" I feel in my legs, I have had some numbness and tingling in my left big toe area… it was so intense one day that I wondered if it was gout! It comes and goes, and is not really painful but there is not doubt something seems to be going on there.

I will certainly read up on Cervical Myelopathy". If my problem(s) does end up being related to arthritis or cervical stenosis, I guess it could affect many things.