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Just "diagnosed"

spinaltapsspinaltap Posts: 50
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:25 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
Hi Everyone,

I have suffered with headaches, difficulty breathing, chest pain, pain between the shoulder blades, vertigo, and "shocks" that run through my face, mouth and tongue numbness and difficulty thinking, arm/wrist/hand pain and numbness for 2 years. I have been to 4 diffierent doctors in the past 2 years and none of them ever thought to do an MRI. I was treated for everything from heartburn to tension headaches. I finally had an MRI last week, due to the fact that the Vertigo was causing me to stumble, which showed a herniated c5 c6 disc. I will have to wait another month or so to get into a nuerosurgeon and I'm just wondering if anyone could tell me what to expect? :??
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  • sorry to hear of your problems. i know for myself that the best thing i can do to insure good medical care is to have smart docs and caring docs. what did they tell you from your mri? has the ns looked at your recent mri? i hope u live in a area that has top notch medical services, because it reminds me of the years i use to live in a small mountain town and the doc would treat u with the trial and error method :S . 2 years without a answer is way to long now a days i think. i wish u speedy luck in finding an answer to your pain.
  • I'm so glad that you're finally getting care for your symptoms. You're FAR more patient than I would have been!

    Neurosurgeons are regular people that are usually so dang smart that I don't know how they hold up their big ol heads. Some are friendly, some aren't. Just write down all the questions you want to ask and take it with you, trust me, you'll forget them all when you get there! Write down all your symptoms too. In the end if you find that you're uncomfortable with what they reccommend you should get another opinion.

    Keep coming to the board. When you know what your finally is there is bound to be someone here who's been there too. We'll go through it all with you.

    Griff
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