Symptoms as follows:
Deep aching in the “hump” at the back of my neck
Pressure, as if the structures in my neck are compressed
Headaches that seem to originate from the back of my head/neck
Foggy headedness–Don’t feel grounded or centered when walking
Sometimes trouble with eyes focusing properly
Heart starts to pound when neck is in certain position (wake up with neck hurting and heart pounding–this seems to subside when I then switch sides)
Nose and shoulder blades intermittently numb
Deep aching between shoulder blades.
Middle back muscles constantly knotted up between shoulder blades
Restricted range of motion in neck–neck feels unstable and cracks/pops
Burning sensation along eyelash line–both eyes–when neck is in certain position
Occasionally skin on forearm feels wet (like a drop of water has dropped on it) when it is not (this happens with my legs too)
Occasional numbness in last two fingers of left hand
**Sometimes when I lay down, it feels like my brain is shutting down and if I don’t open my eyes back up something will happen–pass out or pass on?. I have to struggle to open my eyes and when I do it takes a few seconds to focus them. This has been occurring episodically for 2 years now and is a rather frightening experience.
Have tried physical therapy, acupuncture, TENS unit, heat, massage (with deep massage my neck feels unstable and I get dizzy).
Is there any increased danger of spinal cord injury (with the central stenosis) with impact?
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