I'm confused.... My MRI came back showing a bulge at C5 and herniated C6. The doctors say I may have a thoracic disc issue as well, but no scan has been ordered yet. (Work comp - need i say more...)
I have cervical DD nerve pain in both arms from shoulder to thumb. but the pain on my left is sometimes more than I can bear. I've been trying to figure out if the pain increase is due to my scapular winging on that side, or caused by a thoracic issue.
The left side pain usually follows a pattern: It begins with a sharp, deep pain on the left side of my upper thoracic spine, then creeps over and around the back of my shoulder blade. I can literally feel each individual nerve snaking it's way through as it travels. If I lay down flat on the bed for a long period of time, I can sometimes stop the pain from progressing to my shoulder and arm. If the nerves make it to my arms, they seem to irritate other nerves caused by my cervical problem, and then the muscle spasms begin. I'm in absolute and utter agony when this happens.
Has anyone out there experienced similar symptoms? What caused your symptoms, and have you found any relief?