Hi all. My Name is Bill, first post here. Please excuse the length.
I was diagnosed with C/S back in June. I had the typical pressure in the back of the head, neck pain, tightness, headaches and numbness on the back of my head. I went to a chiropractor for adjustments and after 4-5 visits I started getting some relief. After the 6-7 visit I started to get other symptoms.
It started with tingling in my toes and got worse from there. I get tingling and numbness from head to toe over every inch of my body. Head, face, hands, arms, legs, feet... you get the idea. It flares up from time to time, but never goes away. I been to the neuro more times than I can count. He's checked me over again and again and finds nothing. I spent a week at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville and they found no problems either.
I've had literally 28 tubes of blood drawn as they checked for everything under the sun. All came back stone cold normal. I've had bone scans, EMG's and half a dozen other neuro tests that were all negative. I've had CT scans and MRI's on my head, neck and back. Head and back showed pretty much nothing. The one on my neck shows some pretty bad C/S in C3-C6 on both sides. I take Neurontin and Buspar, but that doesn't seem to help. I've told every doctor I've seen about this starting after my neck adjustments, but they don't see where that could be the cause. They also don't think the C/S is the cause of my symptoms either. I'm essentially alone with these symptoms now and have no guidance whatsoever as to how to handle this.
My question is, does anyone else deal with these symptoms? This has been non-stop for seven months and I'm about to go out of my mind if I don't figure this out and get some relief! Thanks in advance for any insight.