I've come here to ask about some symptoms I'm having lately. I'll describe them then give a brief history of what's going on.
Woke up 2 weeks ago unable to get out of bed.
When I look up, I get a terrible pain in my right shoulder blade, sometimes under my armpit. When laying down it feels like I'm laying on a rock under my right shoulderblade almost in the middle of my back. If I try to lay on my left side I get a "stretchy" electic cramping pain in my right shoulder.
Muscle spasms in my upper right chest, right shoulder and right shoulder blade. (So bad you can see it even when I'm wearing a shirt!)
The pain is crampy/electric, very intense.
Right thumb spasms sometimes at a very fast rate. (Told the girlfriend it's like it's trying to communicate in morse code to me lol)
When I gently lean my head left and stretch it, all spasms stop and all pain goes away immediately.
The activities that cause the most pain:
Geting out of bed
Washing my hands
Towel drying my hair
Putting on socks/shoes
Relaxing my shoulders
Sometimes just feeding myself
History - I've felt kind of the same-ish pain sometimes when waking up after I've slept on my face. I wake up most mornings with my left fist covering my heart, the back of my right hand on my forehead, laying on my face. The pain ususally stops quickly but not this time.
XRays showed "normal" desinigration of the disks in my neck but also signs of arthritis. I'm 40 and never had arthritis before and there's not a big family history of such.
The initial visit to my DO's assistant (since he was out of town) was yesterday and when I asked if this was a pinched nerve, she said it's arthritis probably. Not happy with this answer and I really hope it's something else that I have more say in controlling with diet/exercise. I'm fat, probably 60-70 pounds overweight for my size but no problems because of this fact.
Thank you for any assistance, in advance.