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HI ! Ive tried searching the posts but cant find the specific issues im having.
Its a saga, but the long and short of it is i have had low/mid back pain my whole adult life ( im 39 ). I have dealt with this with private physio and chiro treatment , not periodically but all the time. I go for sports massage every 2 weeks.
4 year ago i stared having grip problems which progressed to hand and wrist pain in both hands and my right arm/shoulder/chest/neck. About 2 year ago i also started to have bladder issues.
So far ive had every diagnosis going from RA, Carpal Tunnel,cervical compression, TOS ( which is the only one that i truly believe i have ). Tests, ive had all bloods for RF to full thyroid checks. Nerve function for carpal-unbelievably this was normal. MRI of the cervical spine and brachial plexus, pelvic scan. ALL normal or with minimal age related degenerations for someone who has had 3 children.
Head of Physio is the only department who has looked into my issues as a whole problem and has now referred me for a full spinal MRI & Neuro consult. I was given the scary hard talk about going to A&E if my bladder problems get to the point i have no sensation when going to the loo ( i already have slight de-sensation ) because theres only a small window of time to have this looked at and fixed before the problems are permanent ! This is the first of me realising that my back pain is most likely connected to the hand problems as well. Ive never factored in the back issues with any of the more recent problems im having because ive never not had a sore back.
Ive been an active, sports led person my whole life and until last year continued in the gym until i couldnt handle the level of humilliation at how much i now cannot do.
Im just looking for anyone who has any experience with the same issues, im despereate for my life back and to have full use of my hands again. Im hanging onto my job by the skin of my teeth.
My MRI is in 2 weeks. Sorry this is sooo long Zzzzz
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