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I'm new here just hoping to get more advice on what's going on with my neck and arm.
This past February, I started feeling some tingling in my right hand (all fingers and thumb). Eight months later the problem has just gotten worse. Now I have tingling in my arm too. I also have constant aching on the lower right hand side of my neck right between where my shoulder is. It is very sore if you apply pressure to that area.
I've had X-rays taken and an MRI done. I've seen 2 spinal surgeons and 1 neurosurgeon. They all say that 6 out of the 8 discs in my neck are degenerative but don't recommend surgery because of my young age of 30. The neurosurgeon recommended that I have a nerve conduction study done. It showed mild carpel tunnel syndrome in my left hand and nothing in my right (which is the worst).
I have been going to a really good chiropractor now for the last 3 months. I saw some relief after about 6 weeks but now it's back again, no pun intended. My gut is telling me that the arm pain is definitely coming from the area between my neck and shoulder. My guess is inflammation but I can't seem to get rid of it. I actually was given a steroid injection this past July, but in my opinion they stuck me in the wrong spot. They put it right in the center of my back. I always thought they put these right into the problem area. All I know is that the muscles just feel so tight and it's really annoying now.
I have two small children that I can't hardly get down in the floor and play with any more because of the pain. It's very discouraging! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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