Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Finally, a partial answer
Well...I went to the doctor last week to get an EMG on my arms. I have nerve damage in my right arm and "not yet" in my left. The "irritation" was coming from C7. It kind of surprised me. Four years ago I had a discectomy and fusion from C5-6. Anyway, I'm glad that the doctor found something. At least we could work with that.
The MRI that I took 2 months ago showed "nothing significant". I was beginning to believe that I was imagining the pain in my arms and neck.
I have an appointment with a pain specialist in two weeks. I'm hoping after he compares the MRI and the EMG, I might get a real answer. My husband, who is a physical therapist, tells me that the doctor will probably give me an epidural shot. But he also told me that it does not work for some people. I'm really hoping that it does work for me. Then, maybe, things will get somewhat back to "normal" and I can get back to my life and shop properly.
If any of you have experienced this...I'd love to hear from you!