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Category: Neurology
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For peripheral nerve damage with chronic pain, tingling,

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For peripheral nerve damage with chronic pain , tingling, occasional shooting pains down arms, left shoulder pain constant and pain eases when I prop or hold my arm up - At which discs wud i probably have degeration and would they HAVE to be herniated to cause these issues?
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Neurology
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
this chronic pain has remained in my neck for around 20 years plus degenerative lumbar discs with chronic long term pain from aged 17 in lumbar region also.
Expert:  drphophalia replied 6 months ago.

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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Many thanks
Expert:  drphophalia replied 6 months ago.

The peripheral nerve damage and nerve root pain due to degenerative disc disease are two separate medical issues. Tingling, occasional shooting pain and left shoulder constant pain are likely due to degenerative disc disease at level of C5-6, C6-7 and C7-T1.

This can be established by;

1) An MRI

2) Nerve conduction velocity study (NCV). NCV can also determine the difference between peripheral nerve damage and nerve root pressure.

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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Can you check out my very recent head and brain MRI scans for anything, I also have cognitive problems and feel I am declining mentally and physically as I get very severe head pain roughly 2-3 wks per month now. They started some time ago when i had sepsis episodes after major surgery (I've had 11 major full laparotomy ops on pelvic/ab due to abscesses) and septicaemia/sepsis/intensive care before this too. At the age of 21-23 I had many grand mal fits, 2 status epilepticus fits, 1 lasted 7 hours. I had stroke like symptoms during the sepsis episode phase 5 yrs ago and haven't really been the same since then. Health deteriorating, severe fatigue, numbnesses, jumpy legs, tingling, severe memory problems, lumbar and neck pain been bad since age of 17 and there is spondylothesis / sclerosis / degen arth in the family - Aunt and uncle.I use a power chair due to the terrible fatigue, chronic abdo pain, lumbar and leg/left foot pain and because my pulse is 135 most of time with IST and postural hypotension, low temp and feel fluey majority of time with stiff neck when head pain flares up at occipital and left forehead mostly with numbness also down left of face. Tested neg for thyroid. Had Rheum Factor in my blood back in 2012 but not since. Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Lupus seems possible except bloods don't show that up.
Could you report your findings please? I'd really appreciate it!
Please click on this link for my MRI images on Google drive. Many many thanks.