In September a nerve somewhere in my neck pinched. I'm guessing it's the one between C6 and C7. For 2 months I had burning searing pain and numb fingers with all kinds of other fun symptoms. Slowly the burning started to ease up and the numbness faded but, tenderness remained. After a month of relief it started getting more and more tender until I was almost back to where I was in September.
Lately I've been having a lot of weakness in my arm. It literally felt like jello the other day. It's been twitching like crazy in one spot too. And since then the pain is driving me crazy. I've got restricted movements. Like lowering my chin sends electric burning sharp pain down the back of my neck ..to my shoulder blade ..out to my shoulder and down my arm.
Tonight the pain in my neck has given me a headache that's driving me crazy. I used some pain relief cream ..took some ibuprofen ..used the heating pad and then the TENS machine. Now the ibuprofen is wearing off and my headache is coming back and the neck pain is too. I'm going to bed soon but, I really needed to come here and vent because, it's really kinda bringing me down. I'm so tired of contending with this. I try to talk to family about it but after awhile what can they say? It's just so frustrating.