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21 Yr Old...Mystery Nerve Disorder Help Me Out

DeathByShotgunDDeathByShotgun Posts: 2
edited 10/12/2013 - 7:23 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
I know I have ligament laxity in my ribs (left side). I believe in t3-t6 both anterior and posterior. Also one of the false lower ribs anterior. This describes why I have pain, spasms and popping/cracking in those areas of upper back/side/chest.

I know I probably have damage to my long thoracic nerve or dorsal scapular nerve because my scapula stabilizing muscles wont activate (rhomboid, middle & lower traps possibly seratus). Whenever I stimulate these muscles through exercises I get some left arm tingling and sometimes piercing pain.

But what I dont know is why 24hrs a day, 7 days a week I have twitching and tingling in my legs as well as some twitching in my hips, arms, butt. Whenever I exercise, poke, stretch, over arch, massage or apply any stimuli or pressure to my scapular area or left region of my thoracic spine. That I get nearly immediate exacerbated aggressive tingling in my legs and an uncomfortable feeling like I want to move them around. Followed by twitching in my legs/hips. Followed by brain like and body jerks when just about to enter sleep. With heart palpatations.

Like I said the leg/hip twitching is 24/7. The only way I can get sleep is if I do nothing but sit all day which keeps the nerve problems to simply "light twitches" and not the brain jerks and body jerks.

Can anyone tell me what else I could have --- up to cause this issue? All the doctors have told me that there is no nerve running near my thoracic/scapula area that can cause these symptoms. This is like some kind of involuntary Autonomic and Motor Nerve Dysfunction. That seems to exacerbate when applying stimulus near the upper left back area.

Post Edited for Inappropriate Language by Liz (moderator)


  • Have you checked into the possibility of Restless Leg Syndrome? Your symptom of "an uncomfortable feeling like I want to move them around" is a symptom of RLS. Just my two cents.

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  • jellyhalljjellyhall Posts: 4,373
    edited 10/12/2013 - 12:06 PM

    Have you had an MRI scan done of your thoracic spine?

    Please realise that none of us are trained doctors so we cannot possibly tell you what may be causing your symptoms.
    There are some good articles on thoracic problems here but I really suggest that you speak with a spine specialist doctor who will be able to examine you and take a medical history. Then tests can be ordered to help them to make a diagnosis.

    I hope that you will get some answers to help you understand why you are experiencing all these symptoms.

  • an MRI of the spine might be a good place to start, and possibly an emg to see if there are any issues with the nerves conductions through those areas all might give some idea as to what the problem and location of it might be.......
    Start with a neurologist and go from there.
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