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In October 2014 I sprained/injured my neck after hyperextending it from jumping backwards onto my bed.
I had an immediate rush of pins and needles from the left side of my neck, all down my left arm and leg.
My left side felt noticeably 'weaker' and 'unsteady' after this happened and these symptoms lasted for a month before clearing up and I felt normal again.
Fast forward to May 2015; I had just replaced one of my bed pillows and the next morning after sleeping with this pillow for the first time, the whole of my left side was suddenly back to the weak and aching sensation I'd had 7 months previously.
I went to my doctor. He carried out a neurological physical examination of all my reflexes etc and this was fine. He suggested just to take it easy and see if it resolved itself.
So I followed his advice and after a month it went away.
Although what I found different now, was that any kind of strenuous excersise I did like running, I would have to stop after only a couple of minutes as my left leg would become so tight and painful I couldn't carry on (almost like cramp). This is still the case to this day.
September 2015 it all returned yet again; I was just sat down normally and suddenly became aware of this intense shooting pain in the bottom of my left foot. Now even simple things such as walking are now accompanied with mild discomfort.
I went back to my doctor who was slightly puzzled what would be causing my symptoms, so he reffered me to a neurologist who then sent me for an MRI scan of spine, neck and brain which came back normal.
10 months down the line I still have the aching/weak/heavy feeling through my left side. The discomfort can get bad to the point, that I just want to lie down all the time as I feel like my neck almost can't support my head.
Most exercise is difficult and any intricate work like using screwdrivers etc causes my left wrist to ache to the point where my left hand basically seizes up/becomes temporaily paralyzed and I have to 'wake' my hand up.
I'm due to see a physio for the first time soon but am not very optimistic this will lead to much improvement of my symptoms.
Does anyone have any advice for what might be the cause or has suffered with similar symptoms?
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