After reading my info below... Question:
Is there any healing? It seems like it/the injury just 'sits there' waiting to be reagitated. Well for myself anyway, I basically didn't do anything for a couple of months, then I'd carry logs from the garage to inside and reinjure. Then after 3 months I'd dig a hole in the garden and reinjure. Now this has been going on for a year. "If" I've finally learned not to do anything physical over 5 pounds, for a period of 5 maybe 7 months or a year, would it indeed heal?
I've got the C5-6, C6-7, 6-7 is worse, sticking out a quarter of an inch they way from the MIR's. I had my entire spine MRI'd? sitting in that tube for 2 1/2 hours, whacka-whacka-whacka-whacka, buzz buzz buzz, click click click, then...
boompah, booompah, boompah, boompah, tick tick tick tick, hmmmmmm hmmmmmm click, hmmmm hmmmm click, hmmmm, hmmmm, click... for 2 1/2 hours. Freeking scary!
Do I just survive at this level for the rest of my life?
Index, ring finger buzzing and numb, elbow numb, biceps sore and weak, shoulder inflamed middle of back inflamed, all on the left side. I sleep 2 hours on bed and rest of night in recliner.
Thanks for any replies.
I've gone to meditating, no longer using software on computer with mouse writing songs. No longer typing very much (used to be a typist, 110 wpm.)
This kind of 'changes' your life pretty much.
3/2006 age 55
Left arm/hand/fingers suddenly can't move, after sitting in a class at work for 8 hours in
plastic chairs with 's' wave pattern. 3 days emergency hospital later MRI shows protusion at
C5-C6 discs, and worse at C6-C7.
For two years I return to regular life but get extremely bad neck pains after lifting
anything. Wifes' Father and then mother pass away during this time, we pack up house, sell
it and move to another state, unpack. After one year we move and I do all of the moving of
boxes to save money.
Wake up and right shoulder/arm/hand/fingers won't move.
Go to doctors. I explain the previous injury from 2 years ago and get prescribed pain
medication. Adjust pain medications from
some tylenol derivitive
to a combination that works:
And it works, except whenever I 'do anything' physical I have to take one or two Vicatin for
two to three days straight to get back to Pain Level C5-6 which is constant and regular.
Finds a slightly larger protrusion in C6-C7 disc, but otherwise nothing else.
I dug four small holes with my hands and shovel last weekend and had to be on Vicatin for 5
days straight and constant Level 9-10 pain all the way, lightening up yesterday and finally
today. Day after tomorrow will be back down to regular Level 5-6 pain.