Hey, I'm a newbie.MY name is Marlene.
I have had neck/shoulder. left arm pain since Oct.
I was told by 5 different drs. it was "just " muscular.
I have used prednisone, anti inflammatory meds, and physical therapy.
Still hurting. Had Mri which showed large bulging disk at c-6 and c-7.
Had nerve conduction test done- showed carpal tunnel in both arms, which I knew I had but havenot been bothered with in a long time.
neck,shoulder and left arm hurt through out day.
I clean houses for a living, when done I hurt a lot and use heating pad and pain meds and try to rest . it pretty much takes all afternoon and night for me to get right and then the next morning it starts again.
Sitting, driving, bending over all make it worse.
Couple questions. Can nerve conduction be confusing in this situation, can the affected disk be pinching my nerve and it be not picked up on this test. ? Do drs . use other things also to go by such as their physical exam of you also?