Hi! I was hoping for some advice. I've had neck and left arm pain for about 3 years. A year ago I experienced severe pain on the bottom of my feet! Then I had cramps in my calfs and then pain down the front of my thighs. I went to many docs who said that it was Fibromyalgia. I went to an orthosurgeon who told me that the compression in my cervical spine needed to be watched.
I have been for Pt, steriod shots etc.
I recently moved to Grapevine Texas and sought out an MD who did accupuncture. She did a neck MRI right before I went out of town for 3 weeks. I have been having a great deal of difficulty walking with pain and stiffness. I am almost bedridden! I called this MD and she said that as soon as I got back, that I needed to get to a spine surgeon. I'm not schedueled to return to Texas for a week. Should I seek help here in Florida,or is it OK to wait? We have a single level house here. In Texas(where my husband presently works) we are in an apt which is a third floor walkup. I am also so confused about docs...neurosurgeon or orthsurgeon. I'm scared and need advice...there is too much scary stuff on the internet. I am 50 with a masters in education. I'm scared of surgery yet I'm scared of implications of doing nothing at this point. Please help!