Alright ladies and gentlemen.... I am not new to the site only the topic.
I am 4 years post AILF and that end is in pretty good shape considering. With the lumbar region I have learned very well when nerves are continuously being effected.
Due to a sudden onset of new symptoms I will be scheduling an appt with my GP to get a referral for an MRI. Until that point I know I may be able to get a few words of advice from those who are familiar with neck pain.
I recently got my blood levels checked(Dr checking thyroid and diabetes) due to headaches, dizziness and fatigue. Blood levels checked out except a slightly elevated white blood cell count. Late last week, I woke up with pains running through my clavical area. By lunch time(I work with pneumatic tools at a bench all day) the pain was running down my left arm into my fingers. Massive headache running from the base of my neck up my skull. Left side behind my ear had an excruciating amount of pressure. It was obvious by this point that a nerve in my neck was highly irritated. The muscles in my neck don't seem stiff but when I stand up or turn my head too certain points I get really dizzy. I have been completely off balance for a few days now as well. If I sit down for a little bit, muscle spasms in my shoulder blade area kick in and it feels as though I can't breathe until I stand up or completely rest. I don't want anyone to throw a diagnosis for that will come in time. I am however hoping that anyone who has dealt with similar pain, can throw a few suggestions on what to do or not to do in the meantime. Any help is appreciated.
"Pain is no evil, unless it conquers us."