Degenerative disc disease?
Hi there, Just wondering if anyone has similar symptoms?
I've been told I have degenerative discs in my cervical spine, but think they are also in my thoracic as well.
About 2 years ago one of my upper thoracic vertabrae started getting very sore to touch and now is throbbing 24/7.
Around the same time I began to get stabbing pain in my left ribs feeling much like severe heartburn, but sometimes it would radiate around to the back ribs and also on to right side. This has continued and is getting worse by the day. The doc told me it was reflux, but I disagree s the meds didn't help. Also I have a very good diet.
In the last 2 weeks I now have a dull pain from my upper chest which travels down my underarm to elbow joint. This is 24/7.
I get a lot of hand and lower arm tingliness and numbness in both arms, trapezious muscles are almost contsantly in some sort of seizure.
The sternocliedomastoid muscle also spasms. Occasional biceps cramping and weakened triceps bracchi (at back of left arm)
I'm finding it difficult to get the good old NHS docs to take this seriously.
I'm concerned it is a tumour that is pressing on these nerves! All they've done so far is xray C6 and say the disc is on the way out, but there is more local pain from what I guess is T1/T2
On Naproxen and 30mg codeine, Doesn't help one iota :-(