In the last year Id wake up every month or 2 with a "crick" in the neck. It ranged from nuisance type to pretty bad. About a week before July 4th I woke up with a really bad one. I could usually put my arm/neck in certain positions to aleviate the pain, but this one gave no relief. The next AM I woke up with one of the worst pains of my life. I almost had my girlfriend drive me to the hospital. (I have no insurance). Instead my father hooked me up with a family friend who is a chiropractor. He did some stuff to me which didnt really help, but he did mention how he thinks I was getting them from sleeping on my stomach which made perfect sense since thats how Ive always slept. Since then Ive slept on my back & side. Its gotten better, but is stil pretty painful.
Pain in my upper back right under my neck in the middle.
I have almost full ROM in my neck now but when I turn to the right the pain in the middle gets stronger.
A new symptom (maybe I just noticed) is a very tender and painful spot under my left arm pit. Someone told me it could be a trigger spot.
When it first happened I had a lot of weakness in my left arm & hand.
Currently the tips of my left index & middle finger are slightly numb, but some of my strength has returned.
I am seeing the chiropractor again. I may have some extra $ to see a neurologist, but I know I couldnt afford a MRI.
Bad backs run in my family. I had back surgery for a L5-S1 disc in 08. Is it possible I have a herniated disc?
Any advice would be appreciated.