Hello, I was a member here back in 2007 when I had servere pain in my neck ( i had 3 major car accidents hit from behind in 2 of them ) I was 16 then 18 then 34 yrs old on the last one, an MRI showed at that time 3 bulging discs in my neck 2 were ok and one was bad but not enough to warrant surgery. went thru PT pain meds chiro yoga blah blah blah then it went away . then Feb 1st my neck had swelled and it was painfull my neck swelled on the inside and above my ear left side only by the way. went to DR they diagnosed me as swollen lymph nodes and sent me home pain stayed got worse went back they assumed that it may be a malignant tumor in my neck had ultra sound no tumor no cancer, but pain stayed got worse then my neck pain got so bad my left arm and two middle fingers went numb and I dropped my coffee cup my neck burned I cant move or turn my neck without turning my whole body. left arm is now weak and pain is so bad the norco and ibuprofen is not touching it. went to ER they gave me dilauded torradol only helped for about 4 hours pain still is there then they finally ordered me an X Ray which he said doesnt show much but DDD but Neursurgeon wont touch me without a new MRI MRI is set for wed the 19th of March, went to Urgent care yesterday from work as the pain was so bad I was in tears pain now has moved to my shoulders and my neck still is sore cant touch it or lift anything or drive cos I cant turn my neck without turning my whole body. finally got an off work order till I see the Neuro the day after the MRI is done, can anyone tell me or please tell me its not in my head and since I am now 47 I am sure that something bursts in there or is pinching a nerve sometimes I cant breathe when the shooting pains come and go, my head feels like it weighs 1000 lbs the neck brace the nice nurse gave me in Urgent care helps me a bit. she had major neck surgery after her car accidents 12 yrs after it happened and so she says she know what Im going thru. can anyone please give me an idea of what may have happened? I think its bad really bad as I know my body and Im nervous and here in California it takes for ever to get an MRI or anything really we are so busy here its like cattle being moved thru I love my primary doctor he is the best. but he is so busy all the time and the neuro told his nurse that he really wants to see the MRI before he tells me anything which I understand but please someone can answer my post and see what you think it may be?? based on my symptons>>?? any feedback will be great I heard the guy taking xrays telling his colleauge saying as they were looking at my x rays "c -6 c-7 what and why was he repeating that ?? I hope my disc hasnt burst or my DDD is bad to warrant surgery but then again I want to be Stacy again and if I need surgery then lets do it!!! Im hurting so bad Im gunna throw up. today is Saturday 15th pain is worse Ive tried everything!!!! has anyone else had my symptoms ! Thank you for your time as I know time is precious!
ACDF One level C- 4 April 2014
Cervical Spondylosis \ Myelopathy
Chronic pain sufferer since 2005