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Posted in: Herniated disc, and Neck pain.

Neck Pain with new strange symptoms

Started by 1553742776@facebook on 12/01/2011 8:58pm

Hi All!
I have been having issues with my neck for about 5 years. I suffer from bouts of pain and stiffness that normally last several days or a week and improve with steroid and valium. I know that I have a bulging disc at c-6. I also have bulging discs in my lower back. I see a chiropractor regularly. I also have lupus and migraines so I deal with chronic health problems often.

Three days ago, I was at the gym. I did a workout with no pain, then felt a shock of pain shoot through my mid-back to neck. By that evening it was much worse. I took a muscle relaxer and went to bed hoping to wake up better in the morning. In the morning, it was worse. I stayed down all day using heat, muscle relaxers and tramadol. In the evening, I had and episode of major vertigo, nausea, and lightheadedness. I went to bed, woke up and the neck pain was worse. Gradually, over the morning I experienced more and more nausea, vertigo, etc. I ended up at the ER where I stayed for 12 hours. I had a CT, MRI, and X-ray and enough painkillers to put a horse down. They would not look at my spine on the MRI because they said that it was not emergent to find out if my discs were worse. They did it to rule out any clogged arteries. I was also having numbness in my arms and hands and pain running down my arms. I had no weakness in my hands. I was slurring my words and was confused at times. I was also staggering when I tried to walk.

I was given steroids, painkillers, muscle relaxers, and anti-nausea drugs. This morning, I did not have the dizziness anymore. The pain is somewhat improved, my range of motion is somewhat improved. I haven't done much today. I have been referred to a neurosurgeon, but because of my insurance I have to wait until I get into my PCP before I can get an appt. So, I won't see a neurosurgeon for a long time. I am concerned about all of this and anxious to understand what these new symptoms mean. Any ideas or help is appreciated.

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you can get a referral from a ER doctor to see a neurosurgeon if you ask.
but yes your family doctor in most if not all casses has to refer you.
not sure what state your in.
but here in PA you can apply for charity care at any of the hospitals.
it will get you started.
my ex had what you discribed and she has two brain anurizoms.
not that you have that.
but you should push to see the neurosurgeon ASAP.
i see you work out.
you may want to stop until you see the doctor.
it could be makeing it worse.
the spinal cord is a funny thing.
i have spondy of the L5.
and a bulging disc in my L2/L3.
and i had tingaling in my right arm for a short time.
i was told it was the pressure from the bulging disc.
so wait to see the doctor and ask all you can.
and don't stop trying to get better.
ray.

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I hear you. You have some serious neurology problems. I have had similar problems about 2 years ago. When you have tinkling in your arm one of many reasons could be coming from the neck. You should get to a neurosurgeon even on an emergency basics.

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I hear you. You have some serious neurology problems. I have had similar problems about 2 years ago. When you have tinkling in your arm one of many reasons could be coming from the neck. You should get to a neurosurgeon even on an emergency basics.

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I hear you. You have some serious neurology problems. I have had similar problems about 2 years ago. When you have tinkling in your arm one of many reasons could be coming from the neck. You should get to a neurosurgeon even on an emergency basics.

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I hear you. You have some serious neurology problems. I have had similar problems about 2 years ago. When you have tinkling in your arm one of many reasons could be coming from the neck. You should get to a neurosurgeon even on an emergency basics.

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