I've had some new symptoms crop up that worry me, I just want to see if you guys think I'm over reacting or should I be demanding some treatment?
Quick rundown ... I'm 27 have congenital fusion of C5/6, chronic neck pain for 15 years, ignored or managed with chiro, remedial, hot and cold therapies and meditation.
Referred to neuro over a year ago- osteophytes, stenosis C3/4 & C4/5, facet joint ankylosis, arthropathy. C6/7 annular bulge.
No cord compression.
So along with all other issues I now have had a constant headache for 2 weeks that kills around occipital and behind my eyes. Next comes the lack of skin sensation over the right side of my neck starting below the ear until around C5..... For example laying with heat pack on my neck it's hot on the left side but next to non existent on the right.
Is this common? I feel like an idiot... My GP is useless, on a long waiting list to see a pain mangement doc and the hospital I attend for my neuro is 2 hours drive from here.
MRI scheduled for June 1st
Should I be saying or doing something in the meantime ?
Take 5mg of endone when needed, 5 mg of Valium when needed and paracetamol every 4 hours ( when I remember)
Any guidence greatly appreciated!!!!!!!!!!!