I looked around and could not find this topic in a thread...If there is one, please let me know
I recently have had multiple "stingers" in the right side of my neck to the point that I cannot look to the left. It is a burning sensation that runs from the base of my right shoulder blade to the top of my head (imagine lighting one of those TNT fuses in cartoons)
I have had these since high school (I suspect it was the wrestling I did back then) and had them have occurred every once in awhile, but within the last 6 months, they have become more frequent and begun to impact my training. They happen both on and off the mat.I have a problem taking ukme for iriminage from people and I have an important test coming up in the next 4 months.
Went to the Dr. and had x-rays and MRI done. I have had pain specialists look at it, a chiropractor look at it (that hurt) physical and massage (rolfing) therapy, and acupressure therapy.
I've rested and strength conditioned the area...nada
Surgery being a possibility, my Dr. said the x-rays show a slight degeneration of the disks in my neck but that the MRI came back normal. To their surprise, I asked, "What happens now?" They couldn't answer me. They called back later and said that they would put in a request in for physical therapy (whooopee)
My reply was that everything is NOT normal if I am in pain like this and that a problem still exists.
Has ANYONE had or have this problem and have suggestions as to treatment (other than ice/heat & antiflamitory drugs)?!?!?
I feel as though I have exhausted all my options and the problem has only gotten worse. I am upset that I have not been able to get results from anyone that has seen me and heard my symptoms.
Any help would be GREATLY appreciated