A little over three months ago I jumped while under some playground equipment in an effort to tag my daughter. I ended up colliding head first with a commercial playground slide.
Two days later I ended up in the ER with tingling in my hands and feet. They informed me after a CT scan and an MRI that I had four bulging discs in my neck, had a neurosurgeon look at them, and released me.
Over the next two months I had tingling, numbness, balance and coordination issues, and heavy legs. I finally got in to see an neourosurgeon after those two months and he told me my narrowing was moderate and that I did not need surgery. I felt great about that and optimistically went home.
A few weeks after that I got in to see my neurologist and told her I was still having a lot of the same symptoms. It had seemed like they had gotten maybe a little worse. I told her I had done about 80 flights of stairs the previous week and she told me to take it easy. She said that my strength was good and that my symptoms are a result of inflammation and that it could take a year for the inflammation to go away. I left feeling optimistic.
After seeing my neurologist I actually had five days in a row where I almost felt normal again. That was a couple of weeks ago though and it now seems like all of the symptoms have returned. My legs always seem to feel a little off, I have balance and coordination issues especially in the hands, and I'm just starting to feel like maybe I won't get any better. I just don't feel like I'm improving at all. I actually feel like I'm getting worse.
The question I have is are these symptoms consistent with just being inflammation?