Medical Questions > General Forum Topics > General Q and A Forum

Upper back pain radiating into neck

User Profile
It started four weeks ago - I noticed I had an upper back pain on my right side that seemed to be radiating into my neck - it didn’t hurt to breath in and out but was difficult to locate - between my spine and shoulder blade mainly. Since then I have slowly developed the following symptoms:
1. Stabbing pains in lymph nodes around groin (almost constant) and under arms
2. I feel like I’m straining to talk (I don’t sound any different but it’s more of an effort to speak) throat feels off.
3. Weakness in my legs - I can move and run about but I feel wobbly throughout the day
4. Pain in what feels like my hip bone - short and stabbing
5. Muscle twitches across my arms and legs, around my mouth and my tounge

I’m 30, smoked on and off for ~10 years (about ten a day usually less) and was diagnosed with Panic disorder in 2017 from which I recovered.

I don’t take any medications.

The doctors I saw put the back pain down to muscular skeletal as I had a chest x day which was clear.
They are now recommending a full blood test.

Can anyone give me any idea as to what this could be?

Thank you!
Did you find this post helpful?
|

User Profile
replied January 10th, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
This could be due to cervical intervertebral disc prolapse or inflammation. I would suggest you to have CBC,ESR followed by MRI cervical spine to sort it out.
Take diclofenac potassium,tizanidine and gabapentin.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan
|
Did you find this post helpful?

User Profile
replied February 24th, 2019
General Q and A Answer A64841
Welcome to e health forum.

It is very common for all men and women to experience small aches and pains due to musculoskeletal issues or tissue wear and tear.

The other possibilities would be that you have a low threshold to pain or they could be due to psychological issues. Conditions like Fibromyalgia or chronic pain syndromes might also be a possibility.

It would be recommended that you consult a rheumatologist and a psychiatrist who can help with proper diagnosis and also proper counseling and behavior management to help you manage and live with the pain.

I hope this helps.


|
Did you find this post helpful?
Quick Reply
Must Read
Chronic pain affects more than 70 million Americans. But what is pain? And how can pain management help relieve different types of pain? Basic facts here....
How does the nervous system work to register pain? And what are the major causes of acute and chronic pain? Plus, who's at risk of pain here....
Acute and chronic pain manifest different symptoms. Learn the difference here and know when to seek medical help for pain....
DISCLAIMER: "Ask a Doctor" questions are answered by certified physicians and other medical professionals. For more information about experts participating in the "Ask a Doctor" Network, please visit our medical experts page. You may also visit our General Q and A , for moderated patient to patient support and information.

The information provided on eHealth Forum is designed to improve, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own physician. Personal consultation(s) with a qualified medical professional is the proper means for diagnosing any medical condition.