I'd like to say I'm happy to be here, but I'm not. Just as I am sure you're not! But I'm hoping to find a helpful community.
Back in July I started feeling like I was having a heart attack. Many cardio tests later, they decided it wasn't my heart but that I must have pulled a muscle in my chest.
within a few weeks i started to deal with numbness & tingling in my extremities. Went to see a chiropractor for a few week and it was great, for that day. Then it would all come creeping back.
Then I started having pain doing something as simple as lifting a shirt off a rack while clothes shopping.
Xray & MRI show I have a herniated disc between C5 & C6.
Wasted a trip to the orthopedist who said "you must have rheumotoid arthritis if you're having all those issues" It was then I realized that No, not all doctors graduate at the top of their class. *I* can see the herniated disc in my MRI.
Then to a pain management specialist who on this past Friday injected a steroid into the herniated disc.
I feel worse today then I did before I had the shot last week.
So I'm hear to read around and see if I can find others in my shoes to help me down this path.
Thanks for reading!