And whose symptoms didn't really help point to a diagnosis?
Hello. I've posted here before about 10 or so months ago. I have a disc protrusion at C4/5 and another at C6/7 along with osteophytes from C4/5 thru C6/7. I think I've been sort of a mystery to my neurologist because my symptoms seem to be really non specific and my symptoms come and go with the severity being bad one time and completely tolerable the next.
It's gotten to the point that I'm looking at everything, from MS to Rheumatoid and/or Psoriatic arthritis to osteoarthritis, as being possible causes. Nothing is clear cut for me at all. I came down with Iritis in June which is strongly tied to some types of arthritis but a rheumatologist I went to for advice told me my symptoms are very vague and she didn't know what to think.
I'll have bad shoulder/arm pain and not be able to lift my arm or bend/straighten my elbow because of the pain along with hypersensitivity on that wrist and after two weeks it's gone. I have residual stiffness in my shoulders most days and then feel so sore like someone has beat me up on my arms other days. Other days I'll have a very deep buzzing in my body from about the chest down. If you put your finger tips on your voice box and hum the vibration you feel on your finger tips is exactly what my body will feel like. Then it too goes away. Frustrating.
I had an MRI done in December last year and my neurologist wanted me to see a neurosurgeon because he thought my neck was in bad shape but the neurosurgeon said my neck shouldn't be causing my symptoms. My hubby and I both got the impression that he didn't actually look at the MRI though. I decided after that appointment that I would let things go and wait and see what happens.
The pain has slowly gotten worse since I last posted here but like I said it comes and goes so I can cope with it. I'm wondering if anyone else with neck problems began with vague symptoms that came on slowly and over time finally revealed themselves as being caused from the neck issues?
Thanks for reading!