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Please Help. Spondylosis, c5/6 herniation and VIBRATING

cybeleccybele Posts: 1
edited 04/29/2015 - 8:28 PM in Neck Pain: Cervical
Please help. I'm confused about what to do about my neck. I had a c5/6 herniation about four months ago. It was bad -- pain, tremors, and fasciculations all through my arms and legs. I had an MRI done and they found spondylosis, bulging discs at 3/4 and 6/7, and the herniation was "impinging on the spinal cord" -- not onto the cord but pressed into the white stuff. No demyelination at that time at least. Osteophites, "mild to moderate foraminal narrowing."

I've been miserable every day. I've had vertigo, clumsiness in my left hand, a stiff index finger, I feel tippy on my feet, headaches every morning and this sense that I'm moving around when I lie down. Tremors, shaking down my back, back spasms and for a while I had that thing called "lhermittes sign".

A lot of the pain resolved over time, but the ONE THING that has been driving me insane ever since is that when I lie down at night, the back of my neck goes insane. It buzzes and buzzes, vibrates, all the way down to my shoulders to the top of my head. It feels like there is a guitar on the back of my neck and someone is strumming it over and over all night long. It scares me to death and makes me think I have all kinds of terminal diseases. I thought I had Lyme disease and *worse* all because of these fasciculations which finally did resolve leaving only this VIBRATING every single night.

Now it seems like the pain is coming back. I have neuropathic pain and chills across my shoulders, it feels like a sunburn. Pain in my toes and I just get tired during the day sitting up, my jaw and tongue feel wrong and I have trouble talking -- not trouble thinking of what to say but it feels like my chin is jutting out too far or something and it takes effort. Weird jolts of neuropathy down my back, this weird wobbly feeling in my calves. Pain in my hip joints and my knees from not being able to move correctly. Nothing seems to be working very well at all. Lots of fatigue.

I've been to my gp to explain all this and she ordered another MRI of the lumbar area ( also a herniation there I'm sure but I haven't seen it -- this happened at the same time as my neck) and told me to go back to the neuro.

I feel like this is all taking too long or something and no one understands how serious this feels to me. Has anyone else had this vibrating thing? What does it mean? Is it nerve compression? Is the vibrating a serious symptom? Will it go away?



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