I am new to this forum and was hoping to find some direction. I have been suffering with back pain caused by a cervical issue for well over one year. It has become very intense since last November. I have DDD at C5-C6 and C6-c7 with a bone spur impinging the theca with mass cord effect. I have had right arm radiculpathy (?sp?) since at least November.
I had a fall about a 1 month ago and then took a friendly *smack* between my shoulder blades from a brother.
I have been up all night and my right arm is in agony. There is so much numbness and it feels totally restless ike I can't put it any position and feel comfortable. I have taken a couple of morphine tablets every 4 hrs and it still isn't killing the pain.
They also recently found something on a MRI at T5-T6 also. It could be a herniated disc or an arachnoid cyst.
My question is: When does it become an emergency and something needs to be done immediately? I am waiting on an appointment with a neurosurgeon (in Canada so our system works a little different) but what if it can't wait!
Any answers would be helpful.