I am female, 24, 5'3" and 133lb. For the past 5 years I have been experieces terrible problems. My symtoms include:
Giddiness (Like Im walking on a boat)
Tremor in right hand
Feelings of weakness and detachment in arms
Neck soreness and stiffness that cracks alot
Tingles in head and face
Numbmess in face and various parts of body
Pressure in chest
Feeling of slurred speech (I'm the only person who thinks this)
I have had CT brain, MRI brain, neck X ray, ECG, various blood tests, seen 2 neurologists and everything has been normal.
I have been told by countless Drs that this is due to anxiety but I do not feel anxious. Combiniations of all these symptoms are there constantly. I have seen a hypnotherapist. This helped with my worrying thoughts but the symptoms are still there!
I am currently waiting for an MRI of my neck
I would appreciate any suggestions as this is starting to ruin my life!
The symptoms you reported (neck pain and stiffness, tremor in right hand, tingles in head and face) might be related to cervical spondylosis. Spondylosis is a degenerative arthritis of the joints between the vertebrae. When the cervical vertebrae are affected, it is called cervical spondylosis.
The symptoms that are found in spondylosis are due to the pressure that is put on the nerves leaving the spinal cord and the lack of blood flow. The symptoms might include pain along the nerves, tingling or burning sensation, tremor in the extremities, and even disturbances in balance.
The conservative treatment uses nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID). Learning to change the position of the head and the posture, which might change the pressure on the nerves, might turn out to be extremely helpful. Avoid sitting in one position with a stiffened neck for too long.
If the condition is too severe then surgery might be recommended by an orthopedist or neurosurgeon whom you are advised to visit.
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