12 months ago I hit the back of my neck quite hard (just where your shoulder match up with the spinal cord), the next day I woke up with numbness in my right thigh. 8 days after this in an instant my whole body became fully numb spreading from my upper body downwards. I was admitted into hospital for about a week, where I underwent X-ray, MRI scans, blood tests and a lumbar puncture which showed that all results were clear, because of this I was allowed to go home after the one week as my symptoms felt like they had subsided slightly. The next day they were just as bad as the night I was originally admitted to hospital. My full body numbness lasted for about 2-3 months, during which I experienced electric shock pains throughout my body, pins and needles, muscle weakness, balance problems, fatigue and trouble with concentration, memory and migraines. A neurologist I went to dismissed me as having a 'migraine' in which would go away in a month or so and said that I do not need a nerve conduction test (which was the reason I originally went). A second neurologist did not asses me properly as he was a colleage of the first neurologist I had seen and just pretty much said if the other Doctor said it was a Migraine, it must be that. 9 months after those initial 3 months my body had regained some of it's touch senses back,, however I'd still at random times experience full body numbness which was triggered by certain positions I was sitting in, standing, or how what physical movements I performed, sometimes even when I felt I was doing nothing at all. The electric shock pains were always present regardless and sometimes unbearable. My hands and specifically my fingers are still very numb, as well as my right lip which has regained about 50 % of its full sense since I hit the back of my neck. Now, 12 months later I am STILL experiencing numbness in my right lip, hands and fingers and fluctuating numbness and pins and needles around my whole body at random moments, sometimes it can last for days..sometimes a week or two, though I always have a degree of numbness present in places other then my hands and fingers (which are frequent). The right side of my body does not feel as sensitive as the left side. The migraines have stopped (around 4 months ago). Where I hit my neck originally is still sore to touch and causes a burning pain which radiates throughout my body if pressed, I experience daily shooting pains, and joint and back pains as well as cold flushes down my body that can occur for hours (especially down my arm and right side of my body) . There are more details I have failed as I always miss them when I explain my situation. I am convinced it is nerve/disc related but I need a diagnosis to set up a treatment plan. I honestly don't know what to do...My right side feels weaker than my left, especially if I'm exercising. At some points My arms feel like they aren't really there and at times I can't localise my hands when I'm not looking at them. The Doctors said it would get better 8 months ago but nothing has gotten better except for the full body numbness (which returns at times)...Has anyone else experienced these symptoms with no proper diagnosis from a Doctor? A lot of people dismiss my symptoms as it was 'ages ago' and it has passed however I still live with it every day. It's frustrating when I don't know what could be making it better/worse and if I should be avoiding certain activities and performing prescribed exercises to help me. I honestly feel like it won't get better because I don't know how to go about improving my symptoms. I have not been prescribed any medications, I only take ibuprofen and panadol.
I am thinking of going to a new Doctor and starting from the beginning and investigating again.