Hi I'm new today and would like opinions please.For the past 6weeks I have had a sore neck ,pins and needles and numbness down my left arm and numb fingers.i have seen 5 different doctors who have given me pain killers (naproxen,codeine and I already take amitriptyline and tramadol at night)
I was referred to the muscular skeletal team on 17th August but have been told the wait is about 12 weeks.
I have seen a chiropractor twice (£105) who has confirmed it's a trapped nerve in my neck. This seems to be getting worse by the day and pain meds are not really helping except for knocking me out. I know I need a MRI scan and possibly a cortisone injection but how on earth do i get seen quicker.I can't afford the chiropractor fees,999 isn't an emergency,111 ,maybe but will end up in A&E ,will I get seen quicker? I can't work and I can't drive .im ok if I don't move from the couch or bed but as soon as I do the pain and pins and needles are there.Help this is driving me mad!