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Seven months after falling down stairs and still in pain

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edited 06/22/2015 - 1:36 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
I fell down about twenty steel steps before finally being able to catch myself before doing a face plant into the concrete .When this happened I felt something ripping I thought it was in my arm not sure though . I have been going to PT for about 6 m. I hardly have any strength in my right arm . I have severe pain in neck ,shoulder and arm to elbow. The pain in my elbow feels like it is inside it . My neck has a constant ache throbbing and pressure. It also feels like someone has a pair of pliers squeezing my neck at the base . Upper back feels like knife stuck in shoulder blade. Right shoulder feels loose. I no strength, throbbing and constant ache. I also have numbing in fingers on left and right hands, ring, pinky and sometimes it's the pointer and index finger. I have had two epidurals in my neck. I have so much going on and not really sure what to do any help would be great .

results of mri. are as fallows;

C4-5: Small anterior disc bulge and endplate osteophytes. Small left and minor right sided Luschka joint osteophytes. Mild narrowing of the left C5 neural foramen.

C5-6 Mild annular bulge. Small right and minor left Luschka joint osteophytes. Mild narrowing of the right C6 neural foramen.
C6-7 Minor degeneration of the disc and disc bulge with endplate osteophytes identified anteriorly and posteriorly. Minor right and small left sided C6-7 Luschka joint osteophytes.

C7-T1 Mild desiccation of the disc and small lateral endplate osteophytes.

Normal caliber and signal of the cervical cord. No facet arthritis. No fracture.

Mild C1-2 arthrosis. unremarkable para midline brainstem and cerebellum.

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