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Forum Name: Spinal problems and back pain

Question: Nerve damage/compression spine-neck ?????

 tuisfeather - Sat Feb 18, 2006 4:45 am

Hi ya
6 years ago i experienced a severe headache with spins, ususual because i don't get to many H.A's, Doc diagnosed as Tonsils
3 months after this, and after having spasms in top left lip, i experienced what many others here are feeling, a tingling itchy feeling at the top of the head, this was followed by what i can only decribe as an electrical charge shooting from mid spine to top of head where sensation was,
other symptoms incl dizzy spells, pain at the area described above, difficulty in moving left eye, neck pain, left arm pain and severe weakness in arm, back pain, upper and lower,
Left face pain, a lump under the left ear, the pain is 24/7, falling over walking into things, best described when the pain gets severe, i feel like only half my brain is there
This occured in the czech repunlic, in 2000,
initially Doc thought it was anxiety, while this naturally occurs about 3 days after a change in severity, Psychologist however refered me back to Doc,
At this point, i am refered to physio, this has help a great deal, and certain area's shoot pain up to the top of head "as above" yet there is at times more pain'which i expect, severe sneezing and clearing of sinus, though its not blocked
there is also muscle wastage on the left neck and shoulder area,
Stress is not an issue, then or now, neck muscles are relaxed, posture ok
I am 47, male, MRI and Scan ok, except a little fluid on the right mastoid
I am a little worried about the muscle wastage, as this signals a possible serious nerve or spinal problem
any idea's would be helpful, so i can press my Doc to look deeper into this
 Theresa Jones, RN - Mon Jul 10, 2006 7:56 am

User avatar Hi tuisfeather,
You may want to inquire with your physician about some other diagnostic studies, ie., nerve conduction velocity study, Electromyography (EMG), etc., to assist in diagnosis of the causative factor for your symptoms.
Theresa Jones, RN

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