I'm kind of new here, i actually joined and shared my story back in 2005, but then forgot my details (numerous times!) so for those that remember someone calling themselves neck pain and writing about cervical pain hi ya again and fo those that don't know me, i'll relate the story that has brought me here
) It's one of those long stories (even in synopsis style it's still long!), so hope you all have a cuppa and are comfortable ;oD
Back in September/October 2005, i was in a building with a low ceiling and i was wearing my cap on the correct way (i usually wore it back to front in that building)and i went to stand up and hit my head on the ceiling - what made it worse was the little metal disk that is on top of all caps, connected with the ceiling, i think that if that hadn't happened then i wouldn't have knocked my neck out of alignment.
6 months later i realised id knocked my neck out of alignment (i felt it go out out of alignment back then but due to no tingling or anything i decided i hadn't), long story short, the chiropractor put it back into alignment but didn't do it very well, physio managed to actually free the never and increase the space between the vertebrae. I had an mri scan after seeing the consultants about tingling, loss of grip, pain etc. Mri cleared my cervical spine (is 'normal' wear and tear on one of the discs). I ended up with frozen right shoulder due to over compensation for the left (loss of grip in the left), then had tenedonitis on the right shoulder and after plenty of going back to forth to consultants (who at one point have been passed onto shoulder specialists, tried to pass me back onto the cervical spine specialists due to me being 25 and not 'fitting' the normal criteria for a shoulder problem) i had a Subcromial decompression (i had trigger points and so i've now learned nerves misfiring) so that healed and is good, still have more muscle knots in neck, shoulder blades and biceps/triceps than something that has lots of knots :oD
Been having bouts of loss of grip and pins and needles all over again in both hands, went to docs about the right (long since grown used to the left not holding things) and got referred to the (yup you got it!!!) Spinal physio consultants (a different lot as i've moved counties) had another mri of my neck (that's 3 so far - 2 on my neck and 1 on my right shoulder). The neck got the all clear and now i've been referred to the 'upper limb' specialists, i'm hoping they can find out whats going on, but the spinal physio specialist says that i might just be unlucky and have misfiring nerves - he said if they did a never conductivity test i'd more than likely come out well within the normal range (my brother had a trapped nerve problem which at it's worst would cause him to drag his foot and trip over it, they did a nerve conductivity test on him, and because he came out at the 'bottom end of the normal range' they wouldn't do anything, now a chiropractor sorts out the nerve every so often).
I have very 'sore' shoulder blades which at times stop me from laying on my back and sleeping, been told by the doc that my left shoulder is not impinging (not quite what the consultant said about impingements) and that i just "shouldn't sleep on it!!" wonder if he's ever tried not sleeping on one side? told the consultant what the doc said and the expression on the consultants was hilarious - it just said ruddy doctors! useless advice. I think that's pretty much it really, i'm waiting on the referral letter from the doc so i can start the whole process over again - and there was me thinking after the right shoulder op in december 09 that, that was it, medical route over and done with...... nah saga continues! i'm not in constant pain any more, do have problems when either left shoulder or shoulder blades flare up. I looked up misfiring nerves on here and it's nice to know i'm not alone with them.
I'm off to post elsewhere now