of course I came across this forum while researching the neck pain I have been experiencing.
Last October I received an injury while someone violently grabbed something that I was holding onto and caused my body to be twisted from side to side until I lost my grip of what I was holding.
It was all too sudden and unexpected- which is why I did not immediately let go!
My immediate concern was a LH rotator cuff injury I was nursing, but a few days later I was experiencing SEVERE neck pain. My neck was VERY stiff and could not move it at all. After several months now, may Dr visits and lots of PT, the pain is still here ( sharp pain in base of neck) now with new symptons; My pinky fingers get numb at night and sometimes other fingers (index), my LH arm is tingly all the time with some mild pain down arm into the hand. Of course my sleep is severly disturbed due to all this.
The MRI shows no major damage and the X-Ray shows nothing major either. I am scheduled for a EMG in two weeks.
Someone mentioned a C7 impinged nerve?
1) If the C7 is pinched, what other functions are affected ( my sexual activity seems to be effected too).
2) How long will this herniation last IF that's what it is?
3) Am I looking for the wrong solutions?
All thoughts are greatly appreciated as I want to rid myself of this pain and discomfort ASAP.