First timer here and looking for a little bit of advice...
I had a private scan on my neck 2 years ago which showed herniation of the c6-c7 disc, prior to which I have suffered with varying degrees of pain (depending on the level of herniation I suppose!) from 2009.
I have not had a period of being 'pain free' for over 2 years but mostly it's an annoyance, rather than debilitating. I often have neck pain, shoulder pain and pains in my right arm.
Recently I have been having 'new' symptoms which I am presuming are related to my neck and I was wondering if anyone else has suffered with the same and also whether they will get better!!
I am now getting pins and needles in my hands and feet, as well as a feeling of 'hotness'. These are intermittent and much more noticable when I'm still - especially at night. Last night I woke up to really bad pins and needles which stretched into my calves from my feet and also up my right arm. I got up and walked around a little and they subsided.
So I guess I'm looking for a little bit of reassurance as this is so depressing - I feel like I'm not getting anywhere with this. I'm having some physio soon and so hoping this will help, but seeing as these pins and needles have arrived after my referral I'm thinking I should go back to the doctors too. I'm 33 and feel like I'm falling apart!!
Any advice is appreciated