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Cervical Neck Problems and Symptoms
I don't know where to start but I had surgery on my right colarbone where they put a screw in the colarbone to keep it healing straight 15 years ago. 8 years later, I was getting pain to the touch in my right colarbone and I went back to the orthopeadic surgeon and they advised me to have the screw taken out....I believe that was the wrong thing to do. I feel pressure in my colarbone like my colarbone is dropping downward and with that it is taking my arm down too. I feel downward pressure, nerve pinching, pain in the chest are under the colarbone too. I've gone to oh so so many doctors and everyone tells me that rebreaking or fixing the bone again would be catastrophic and the condition of my shoulder would be worse. There has to be a way that a neuro-surgeon can somehow do something so the nerve is not impinged.
I suffer from migraines everyday and I thought it was just my colarbone (which contributes to the problem) but 2 weeks after my 1st surgery to my colarbone, I started to get the pain on the crown of my head. I've had it ever since for 15 years only things are getting terribly worse. One spine doctor wants to do a spinal fusion on C3 in my neck and he says that it is a medium herniation that is pressing on my spinal cord. I also have 2 lumbar herniatiions (the last two disks) and a nerve is affected (the same one) in both my legs. I had to be blessed with herniations...right? Well, I don't want plates and screws put in my neck and so a woman I spoke to on QVC told me her father had surgery done on her back and he had spacers put in (i believe they are plastic disks) and she said that he was in a wheel chair for 2 years and now he is in therapy and could walk. I believe I was destined by god to speak with this woman as I have asked him for his guidance for a good doctor. She has given me the information and now I have an option to go see him only he is in Florida and I am in New York but still, if I were to have surgery, it would be worth the trip and I could stay at a hotel while undergoing therapy...I guess. I have another name of another neuro surgeon in Westchester, NY which I want to see what her recommendations would be as she also believes in less invasive surgeries and uses the spacer disks as well.
I get throbbing in the colarbone, nerve pain in the muscle in my upper arm on the right side, pain going down my arm down to my fingertips, my fingers swell and hurt when I bend them (feels like my nerves are being squeezed or suffocated causing this), now just 3 weeks ago I am getting spasms under my left eye and my eyeball feels strange (like a tightness). I thought it was solely related to my right arm only but today I was getting sharp pain in my colarbone on my left side and the muscle in my the upper arm started hurting me just like the right arm. I have a tightness under my right arm in the back, I get pain in my neck where C3 is on the left side, my eye spasms almost all the day long, sometimes my vision gets blurry due the migraines and my brain almost feels disoriented like whatever it is, is affecting my brain. My upper mid spine where the bottom of my wings in my back meet the spine, hurts and aches like a nerve impingement there too. I wonder if that is coming from the neck as well? I am running scared and know that I have to have surgery hopefully soon so that I could put this pain behind me never to be reminded of it later on.
The spine doctor told me that my spine is spasming due to the lumbar and neck herniations causing me to get the throbbing and headaches and he told me when I can no longer deal with it that I would know where to find him. I know I have nerve impingements and am better off going to a neuro surgeon but can orthopeadic spine doctors do the same job as a neuro surgeon? I feel like I am running out of time to get myself fixed up and adjusted as my condition is getting worse.
Everyone's help and ideas would be appreciated as everyone has different experiences and is helpful to me in knowing so that I can direct myself to the right person or have the right surgery done! Thank you so much everyone!