For almost 30 years I have been suffering from neck pains, after 6 years of being sent for different tests including one 'specialist' telling me I was too young/ imagining the pain/numbness/pins & needles and lack of strength in my arms and hands. I was finally diagnosed with damaged discs in my spine c5 & c6. No operation offered just pain relief which in itself caused other problems as I am sure most of you on strong pain meds know side effects that can happen. I managed in this time to lose 2 jobs because of this, and now after a severe spasm which happened at work in April I am back at the we don't know why your getting the pain syndrome (my description) the latest MRI shows discs bulging onto the spinal column. I've not been referred to a specialist the person I saw today was a spine physio. All the docs are doing is giving me strong meds that knock me off my feet I'm like a zombie/ plus other side effects.
By now I'm sure I'm boring you, am I wrong to go back to my doctor and demand to see a arthritis specialist? I just want an answer to what's causing this. Getting desperate now, pain etc is worse than ever was. Thanks for reading this .