I have been having issues with what seems to be a pinched nerve for several months now along with many other symptoms. Such as pain in my upper middle and/or lower back over the past two years, different areas effected at different times. The past month, the tingling has spread down my leg and into my right foot, along with a numb feeling, recently it has been more numbness than tingling. The past couple days, I have started feeling a tingling sensation in the middle of my forehead and seem to have a hard time concentrating. I have seen many doctors for the pain I have had in my back for the past two years and for the additional symptoms described above. I have been diagnosed with bulging disks, osteoarthritis, sciatica, spondylolistheses and more and am scheduled to have surgery on my neck in November to hopefully relieve some of the pain and tingling I have been having in my arm. However, when I told my doctor about the symptoms in my leg/foot he says they are not related to my neck issues. Now with the added symptom of tingling in my head, I am wondering if the diagnosis is correct, and if the neck surgery will help. What could cause these symptoms? View Thread
I have had back pain for a few weeks now. It seems to travel around, low, mid, upper, neck, shoulders. I might do 15 to 30 minuets of activity and have to lay on the conch for hours. In addition I have been having sharp pains in the middle of my chest that are getting worse and my stomach is so bloated my cloths don't fit and I look pregnant..
I have scoliosis and thought that perhaps the chest and stomach issues were because of my back, being crooked and irritated and leaning on my organs. So I have focused on trying to make my back better. I have been to a chiropractor several times as well as had numerous massages. I stretch and soak in the tub daily. I have tried various left over pain killers, with no improvement. Soaking in the tub will help for a few minuets to a few hours. A few times the massages were helpful for up to a couple days. Though I was not completely better, I was at least, able to function during that time.
Any thought on what might be causing this? I did not have an accident or do anything to injure myself. With the pain lasting for so long, I am thinking I should go to the Doctor, but I am not sure which kind, since my symptoms are not confined to my back, ,I have no idea what I might have and what if any tests/treatment would help.View Thread
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