My physio told me today he now believes my neck issues are OA in the C4/C5 area, with the disc between compressed, trapping the nerve and thereby giving me all the symptoms I've been having - and continue to get - down my right arm. (Numbness, electric shocks, pins & needles, dropping things from my right hand, no grip at times and inability to sleep on my left side). My left fingers are now starting to go numb, the numbness in my right fingers was originally limited to the pads of my fingertips but is now up to just over the first knuckles from the fingertip ends - if that makes sense.
My physio said he thought I'd be referred to a neurologist and this is inoperable due to the risks involved. :!: He said that steroid injections may well be offered, but as they've not worked for me before neither of us have much faith they'll work on my neck.
So yet another "curve ball" that life has thrown my way.
Turn a negative into a positive!