Ive had neck problems since documented 1994. This last almost 2 years now it has progressed with development of always tingling both hands-thumb, pointer & middle finger. Washing my hair, folding towels, touching rough materials feels like rubbing my fingers up and down a cactus. With my MRI is this a typical thing, both hands same day and never stop yet? My arms hurt, but thats now a new thing and my arms dont feel numb, just my fingers. I do have mild carpal tunnel, but I would think that would be 1 side not both same day starting together.
recent MRI March 2010:
c4-5:mild circumferential end plate spurring & moderate broad based disc bulging effacing the ventral thecal sac narrowing ap diameter to 9.5mm.
c5-6:decrease in the ap diameter vetebral bodies, narrowing of the c5-6 intevertebral disc space-compatible with partial congenital fusion.
c6-7:mild circumferential end plate spurring & moderate broad based disc bulging effacing the ventral thecal sac narrowing ap diameter to 10.0mm
mild kyphosis of c4-c7, which may be secondary to congenital fusion of c5 and c6 vertebra or secondary to muscle spasm.
Im currently on Baclofen, the only thing that has just slightly assisted in muscle spasms, yet my spasms are still so bad the doc agreed its almost as if I am taking nothing. I am on morphine sulfate 45mg a day-which helps a little with the pain in my neck muscles, spine & shoulders.
My neurologist & pain management dr's are real nice fellows. The problem is they tell me I must hit severe due to the complexity of my situation before anyone will try to fix my mess because once severe and Im facing being paralyzed than they are forced to fix it. Is this about accurate?
My neurologist says from a radiologic stand point I am Klippel feil syndrome, after I researched things and asked him.