Cronic pain from cervical, thoracic and lumbar pain. Bulging discs in all, degenerative disc disease, some stenosis in lumbar area, sciatia left side. Numbness and tingling in neck, shoulders and arms. Scoliosis/kyphosis. Have avoided surgeries thus far and take very little pain meds as they scare me too much. Needless to say that limits activities.
Have had numerous injections over years/ PT/ Chiro manipulation to no avail.
Now have serious shortness of breath - on any exertion -after visual disturbances and now daily headaches. Visits fo PCP resulted in referral to Neuro. Gave me magnesium and did MRI to rule out stroke. Now to cardio - cath scheduled as had aortic valve replaced 21 years ago and it is leaking but he does not believe breath problems are cardio related.
Can back problems cause the breathing problems? Lungs all clear and O2 levels good.