Hi, for 8 months i have had the above which happened after a RTA this got confirmed via an MRI scan, at the time my symptoms where loss of strength in my right arm / hand, i was finding it hard using a knife and spraying bottles etc, i was also getting a lot of aching / pain down my right shoulder / arm and tingerling in my right little finger and down the palm of my hand.
Although i regained about 85% of my strength over the following months i still to this day still have the aching, pain and tingerling in my right palm and little finger.
when i see my spine surgeon he keeps asking me if i want to consider surgery but then also says he thinks this should go on its own in time, his main advice was to drink plenty of water, he did refer me to physio which i attended 1 appointment and they gave me some basic exercises to do in the form of slowly turning my head left to right and also pushing to head back as if i was making a double chin. i can't really say if these are doing that much but i carry on doing them anyway.
I just feel like this isn't ending any time soon and i really don’t want to even consider spinal surgery when i have been told with the vast majority of people this should just heal itself.
As far as i know, i have been told my c3-c4 & c5-c6 herniation is asymptomatic and its just the c7-t1 that is symptomatic.
I have tried a ct guided nerve block but i feel i only got a couple of weeks use from it.
Has anyone here got any other advice at all?