I have been diagnosed with lower back and more recently with related neck problems with ?radiculopathy.
My question is related to my neck issues. Had MRI around a year ago and it showed degeneration C3 through to C7 with several comments mainly mentioning nerve compression and spinal cord being indented among other things. Just before lockdown I saw Consultant who wants me assessed for neck and shoulder by specialist physio but obviously this hasn't happened or likely to be for a while.
I have been suffering several issues including severe headaches, pain in neck, shoulder and down right arm into hands and fingers. Also tingling, numbness and stiffness in fingers. Had all this for around 18 months.
I am though now getting other symptoms and wondering if anyone with neck prob has experienced the same. A little concerned as having a feeling at top of left arm that feels like a tight band had been pulled across the bicep area....very uncomfortable and also pins and needles/tingling in this area and also running down my left arm to hand too. The other concerning issue is the whole right side of my face is tingling and when I touch it, the skin feels hypersensitive. This comes and goes and has me wondering if its a nerve getting pinched?
Sorry if these are silly questions. I don't want to contact my GP unnecessarily and I don't know when the physio will begin but do realise it's going to be a while. Equally I don't know what he can do just now anyway but unsure whether it needs checked out.
Thanks in advance folks.