I have been reading the posts for a while and thought it was time to introduce myself. I'll start with my story.
I was getting out of my car at work Dec. 10th of last year, hit black ice and went down, hitting my head on my running boards. I had a really bad headache and when that started to subside the severe pain in my shoulder hit with numbness in back of my neck about level with my shoulders. Went to ER and they told me to go to an ortho. I had MRI on shoulder
wich showed slight tendonitis. As I have had impingement in both shoulders I new that wasn't it. I switched to my regular Dr who said nope it's your neck and sent me for a cervical MRI. It showed a little bulging, spodylosis, DDD. The Dr. said nothing major for my age,37,sent me to PT.That helped some of the tingling in fingers and back of neck but didn't really help a lot. So on to the Neuro for an EMG which showed something was slightly pinched in neck. My reg Dr couldn't do any more so I was sent to a spine center in Boston.
So here I am a year after my fall and there is really no change. i was on amitriptaline for a couple months but Dr wants me to go off to see how it is,and tramadol. I still have tingling in my fingers, the the tingling and burning in the back of my neck that tends to go all the way down to my fingers. It feels as though my arm is a foreign body, not really attached to me. Sometimes I have throbbing pain in my hand or wrist. I have no restrictions and being a wife and mother of three I do everything even if I'm in pain. I am frustrated and just want to be back to normal. Sorry this is so long!