I'm going on my 6th year of multiple herniated/protruding discs (Lumbar, Thoracic, and Cervical) - and I'm still in my 20's!!!. I've been working out, tried PLDD on L4-L5, C5-C6, and just trying to manage and coup like most. Unfortunately my case has degenerated to burning, numbness, lots of pain and muscle spasms in both my legs and arms. Things have been barely tolerable over the years as is, but now things have gone down hill. I use to be in triathelete condition; now, it's a good day if I can move from my bed to the sofa.
A few weeks ago I started to get these zings of pain in the middle of my neck. Now it's a rather constant pain with aches/burning in my forearms *AND* the fingers on my right hand (started with the middle and progressed outwards) are twicthing uncontrollably from side to side. Each finger is random in its movement, that is, it's not synchronized and not something I can replicate even if I tried. In my research of neck problems, I have not seen anyone quote this behavior, does anyone know what it is? I can cause if by lifting something light, stretching, and it happens on it's own 20+ times a day. When I mentioned this to my doctor, he just mumbled something about it being strange.
I'll be getting new MRIs this week. Unfortunately my work demands 60+ hours sitting in front of the computer. So, I guess it could be something from repetitive typing. Would people recommend an EMG in this case?