I've been suffering for the past 4 years with sharp pains in my neck. Over the past 2 years this has got worse, I developed loss of sensation two of my fingers and pins and needles down my right arm. I was refferred to a neurosurgeon and had an MRI scan this confirmed some minor irritation on my C6/C7, it was not a point where he wanted to intervene.
Since the scan I have been seeing physiotherapists weekly which has helped strengthen my neck muscles but my symptoms are getting worse. Last week I was admitted to hospital due to a severe headache on one side of my head and partical loss of vision in my right eye. This resulted in CT scans and ended with a lumber puncture as it was suspected I had a bleed on my brain. Luckily this was clear and my pain was put down to my neck.
The lumber puncture has now left me bed bound due to post lumbar headaches which are incredibly painful when standing up.
I'm completely fed up if taking the many pills daily (18) to try and control the pains. Has anyone else had the same or similar and found a way to control or reduce it?