You do have some significant problems in nerve and maybe even spinal cord compression. Part of the information missing is your physical examination, part is what structures were the target for the injections and part is what side your symptoms are on.
Did you have deep tendon reflex changes (DTR) on exam? Did you have sensory changes in your arms? Did you have any weakness of muscle groups upon examination? Did you have long tract signs (hyperreflexia, clonus, Hoffman’s sign) present?
WHen you note levels for injections, are these medial branch blocks (MBB), facet injections, selective nerve root blocks or epidural injections.
When you developed “Arm pain – I do occasionally have upper arm pain but this is minimal. My arms are quick to fatigue which has prevented PT progression beyond basic arm exercises. I also have tingling in the forearm and into the hand as well as a decrease in grip strength”, what sides?
Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.