I'm still having problems with the OA in my neck.
I had an MRI on Thursday - results should be with me and my GP within the next 2-wks. I was in the MRI machine for 25 minutes, with my head clamped into position. By the time the scan was finished, my left hand and arm were completely numb and I was holding it in in place with my right hand. All due to position I needed to be in for the scan. My MRI referral also includes any treatment needed by orthopaedics if required.
I regularly get numbness/pins & needles in both arms & hands not to mention the pain I wake up with every morning and my inability to move my head most days until I've been slowly moving around for half an hour. My pillows are in good condition and are less then a year old, and my mattress is a good one which is comfortable for me, so I know it's not attributable to those factors.
My physio on Thursday morning (yes, a very busy day for me and on the hottest day in the UK :roll: ), said he feels I now need neck injections to see if that helps. I've had a 4-wk gap between my last NHS physio session and yesterday's (which I paid for privately as a maintenance session) and the deterioration is markedly noticeable. Particularly with my C2 joint.
Once the MRI results are in I'll be able to speak to the medical bods and see what happens next.
I can't say I'm looking forward to neck injections but if I need them, then so be it. Hopefully they may work, but unless I try I'll never know will I?
Turn a negative into a positive!