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Thoracic T4 or neck problems

LizileeLLizilee Posts: 1
edited 02/23/2015 - 5:49 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
I was involved in car accident 12 weeks ago. Was in shock, had a lot of neck pain, and lower back pain. Was given pain killers, told to rest, was told I had whiplash. Visited the doctors number of times, because of pain and symptoms. 4 weeks ago doctor said I may have the onset of fibromyalgia, but symptoms are psychological and post traumatic stress. He arranged physiotherapy.. In which I have had 3 sessions... The physio said my symptoms are down to poor posture... Shown me exercises, in which I have been doing as advised, since pulling in my chin, when I turn my head right, my neck clicks...
When I Pull my shoulders back, I get pins and needles in my hands... She today says I have nerve irratation at T4...
I now have exercises to help that... She says I probably haven't got problems with my neck now found the irritation at t4...
I asked why does my neck click? She says it will correct when the other problem corrects...
I also have a sensitivity to sounds... Not all sounds...the doctor says its nerve irritation also... And the pain in my ear too is nerve irratation .He has given me amytiptiline at low dose and said that will help...
My body hurts more now since she pressed down half my spine...
The pain in my neck is on my right side, I feel like I'm banging my head against a brick wall...

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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,
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  • - When did this first start?
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    - What doctors have you seen? (Orthopedic, Neurosurgeon, Spine Specialist, etc)
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    - What diagnostic tests have you had? And their results (MRI, CTScan, XRay, EMG, etc)
    - What medications are you currently using? (details, dosage, frequency, etc)
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    - Is there any nerve pain/damage associated?
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I’ve had this for years, it hurts, I cant move my shoulder – what could this be, what treatment should I get?

Diagnosing spinal problems can be very difficult. In many ways its like a game of clue. Especially, when the diagnostic tests come back negative – no trouble found! Then its up to the patient and the doctor to start digging deeper. The doctor is like a detective. They need clues to help them move along. So, you as the patient need to provide the doctor with all sorts of clues. That is like it is here. Without having information about a condition, its impossible for anyone here to try to help.

--- Ron DiLauro, Spine-Health System Moderator : 02/23/15 11:49
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