I have been having pain in my neck, shoulder blades and both arms for nearly 4 months with strange sensations all over my body. For instance, last night my front teeth went numb for a minute or so. I feel numbness on my face, shins, back of legs etc. periodically. I suffered a herniated disc last year and had an MRI done, with Chiro and PT for several months the pain subsided and my "normal" stress pain remained which I have had most of my adult life (i am 45). Thinking that this new arm pain was herniated disc again I went to the chiro, then PT, then my dr and still no relief in fact it got worse. I was then referred to a Neurologist, he ordered a new MRI which showed 2 bulging disc, bilateral foraminal stenosis and DDD. He also did an EMG. He told me to ignore the results of MRI that those were not the cause of my pain and told me I do not have CTS. He suggested I might have a virus and I should go see a Rheumatologist. He did not refer anyone just walked out of the room. Well I considered him a quack with bad bedside manners and went back to my dr. My dr then referred me to a Neurosurgeon which i saw yesterday...he reviewed my new MRI and basically told me the same thing. I apologize for dragging this out but I'm so confused as to how the disc are not causing my pain. Also, I did have a Cervical ESI 2 weeks ago and although it did help with my headaches and alleviate some of my neck pain for a very short time my arm pain NEVER went away. My arm pain is in the front of my chest and runs under my arm in the armpit area on both arms. Its my greatest pain at this time with my neck coming in 2nd then shoulder blades.
If anyone has had any symptoms like these please please share your story. I did make an appt with a Rheumatologist and have no idea of what to expect!
Thank you for listening and wishing each of you a great painfree day