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Please help. I'm 18 years old and have had no injury. But suddenly a few weeks ago my right shoulder started to hurt badly. I started taking tramadol but the pain keeps getting worse it starts on the right side of my neck right below my ear that lost all hearing a few months ago for an unknown reason and the pain travels down my Right shoulder and arm all the way to the tips of my fingers. And it goes down my right side of my spine. And down my right leg all the way to my toes, it will be extreme pain and then it will feel like pins and needles and soon after that I can't feel the right side of my body and it's completely numb. So numb that I cannot walk and I'll collapse from weight onto my leg and its very wit's and I don't have insurance currently. Help, what do you think this is?
Kamryn Dolan


  • LizLiz Posts: 7,832
    There is nobody on the forum medically qualified or permitted to attempt a diagnosis. a doctor is the only one who can investigate the cause.

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    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,827
    edited 01/23/2015 - 6:47 AM
    Welcome to Spine-Health

    It would be very helpful if you could provide us with more details. So many times we read about members who have different tests and they all come back negative. Isolating spinal problems can almost be like the game of Clue. The more clues and information you provide, the better chances in finding out what is wrong,
    Here are some questions that you should answer:

    • - When did this first start?
      - Was it the result of an accident or trauma?
      - What doctors have you seen? (Orthopedic, Neurosurgeon, Spine Specialist, etc)
      - What Conservative treatments have you had? Which ones?
      - What diagnostic tests have you had? And their results (MRI, CTScan, XRay, EMG, etc)
      - What medications are you currently using? (details, dosage, frequency, etc)
      - Has surgery been discussed as an option? (If so, what kind)
      - Is there any nerve pain/damage associated?
      - What is your doctor’s action plan for treating you?

    Providing answers to questions like this will give the member community here a better understanding
    of your situation and make it easier to respond.

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    • - Analysis or interpretation of any diagnostic test (ie MRI, CTscan, Xray, etc)
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    What could be good for someone could spell disaster for another.
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    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
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