Hi Everyone, I posted before about my MRI findings, and did not realize I was supposed to do that.
Basically, I have full herniations at C5/C6 and C6/C7 levels and I am confused about the symptoms and what is written on Spine-Health.
They say pain, numbness, tingling OR weakness ....a lot! I don't understand that. I have twitching, pain and weakness in my left arm, and pain and stiff muscles in my neck (more left side, where the herniations are). No numbness or tingling. I would like to know if anyone who has had herniations if they know what this "OR" means (shouldn't it be "and/or"?) , and if you have had more of my symptoms with twitching and weakness, rather than the numbness and tingling.
Also about therapy: I received some physiotherapy, which helped for some time, but the pain in my neck and down my arm came back, so did the weakness and twitching. Yesterday, I received a neuraltherapy shot in my neck with a pain killer in my rearend, and that has helped with the pain and the twitching. The doctor said the weakness returns or recovers last (or most slowly). And I wanted to see if anyone experienced that as well, or would agree to that. If so, about how long did it take for you, and, did you ever get to a "good" point and then the symptoms just all came back (like with me)?
Thanks a lot!
PS - I am in Germany and they refuse to do any sort of cervical disc surgery unless absolute life or death situations. My own therapist had 4 cervical herniations and could not use his left arm and he still only just got shots and long term physiotherapy. They will operate on thoracic and lumbar, from what I know. I find myself almost jealous of those who had some sort of surgery, but then I see the posts about how it went bad or the symptoms came back and then I feel so sorry! I wish all who have these problems all the very best outcome!!!