Question about the nerves in your back

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  1. eva01 macrumors 601

    eva01

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    Ok so this is not my field of expertise and i don't know how to exactly search for it in google.

    But today during therapy we came upon a conundrum whenever i was stretching out half of my pectorals muscle, by stepping into a doorway with my arm 90° against the wall, the opposite arm would go pins and needles.

    Then when i switched arms for stretching the other arm would go pins and needles.

    My therapist thinks my nerves are crossing over, and is going to think on it because it is a bit weird.

    anyone know what this is by any chance.
     
  2. iGary Guest

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    Sounds like something in the C1-C7 area or upper thoracic region, but you have already had an MRI.

    Have you had a Cervical or Thoracic discogram done yet?
     
  3. eva01 thread starter macrumors 601

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    no i have not had the discogram done yet. I will need to ask about this to my neurologist about doing more back tests than we have been. Ugh i hope this doesn't end up with back surgery.
     
  4. floriflee macrumors 68030

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    I'm not sure if this is the same thing as you, but when I had ACL surgery a few years ago, they had to sever a nerve that runs across the knee cap. My knee cap was numb for a while (still is in some areas), but then over time I think the nerves re-connected and now when I touch certain spots on the knee I actually feel it in a totally different area (weird, but kind of cool). Is that what your therapist means by crossing over, or is he thinking the nerves are touching each other?
     
  5. eva01 thread starter macrumors 601

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    hell my therapist isn't even sure what this means.
     
  6. floriflee macrumors 68030

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    C1-C7?? thoracic region?? discogram??? iGary, is there anything you don't know about??
     
  7. eva01 thread starter macrumors 601

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    the only reason i posted this thread is to see if i could get input from iGary
     
  8. iGary Guest

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    They have the $6 million man, and they have the $60,000 iGary.

    That's what my insurance company spent on my back last year. :eek:

    12 marathons shredded my back. :(

    Have you seen a neurosurgeon? I was seeing a neurologist and getting no where. A referral to a neuroSURGEON did the trick. ;)

    I hope this is a road toward some relief. :)
     
  9. eva01 thread starter macrumors 601

    eva01

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    I am going to talk to my neurologists about going to a neurosurgeon hopefully by the end of March.

    Gary thank-you for all the help you have been with all the questions i have been asking.
     

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