I was injured in June 2002 had left shoulder pain. I completed a year of physical therapy making my pain worse. I Had left shoulder surgery in June 2003. Pain was worse so I was sent to Pain management who found a neck injury said I did not need the shoulder surgery to begin with. I consulted several surgeons who stated I would probably become paralyzed with surgery because of the compression on my spinal cord and lack of spinal fluid going to my brain.I was treated with pain meds until 2007.
I switched pain management doctors and he sent me to a surgeon in St. Augustine Florida who refused to let me leave his office because if I stubbed my toe I would be paralyzed. He put me in the hospital and promised not paralyze me did surgeery 12 hours later. I felt much better but still have chronic pain for two years. All of my doctors have said I will always have pain due to the irreversable spinal cord damage and nerve damage in my arms.
I moved to Orlando last year and had to find a doctor who ordered an MRI for his records and my neck was worse than it was right after surgery. MRI 5/15/09
I was recently ran off 9/12/2009 the road by some idiot with road rage and I hit a 2000lb steel sign. To my surprise I only had mild middle back pain for a day or two. NTwo weeks ago severe pain in left shoulder nothing will relieve the pain. Headaches, Nausea, difficulty with bowels and bladder. Cannot move my left arm with due to numbness if I move it goes completely numb. My legs are going numb. I cannot stay awake and when I do I am very light headed. But wake up every 30-40 minutes.
C4-5 demonstrates disc bulging with mild central canal stenosis.
C5-6 status post anterior fusion with anterior fixation plate and transcortial screws. The cord at C5-6 demonstrates cervical myopothy with atrophy and abnormal increased T2 signal which is stable.
C6-7 demonstrates a large left paracentral disc extrusion measuring 7.0 x 10.0 x 15 mm (AP, transverse, vertical) with left anterior cord compression without cord edema. Left C7 nerve root compression is identified proximal to the neural foramina.
I see a neurosurgeon today but I am scared because this is worse than the last time. I do not know what C6-7 are saying I do not know what the measurements are for or what nerve roots they are talking about. Can my dizzy spells be from this. I can hardly go to the restroom and I believe it is all because of my neck. Can anyone give me advice?