Neck pain stiffness for 9 months -normal MRI but now have arm hand pain
I'm so frustrated and I hope I can get some answers here. I've been having neck pain and stiffness for 9 months now. I'm in my mid 30's and have always been healthy. I had no accident and never felt like I did anything to my neck. The pain started one day and has not gone. I have my good and bad days, but it's pretty stiff too...depends on the day...if its good or bad neck day. I've tried cervical pillows, have gotten two MRI's in the 9 month period, but it came back normal. I had a lupus test, arthritis test a physical and it's all normal. I have been to two physicsl therapist. I felt temporary releif for about an hour or two where I felt I was able to move better and more in my neck. I'm on pt number 3 now and this guy is supposed to be really good. He said I had tight neck muscles especially on the right and I've seen him twice now. The last visit I felt great after and was able to move my neck without problems and felt almost normal again, but it lasted only an hour or two. The next day was a good day too not 100% but better. Now today I felt like crap and feel horrible...so much that I am having bad arm and thumb pain ..my arm and hands feel numb sometimes too. The MRIs both showed a couple of very small neck bulges but they were not pressing the spinal cord and all the different doctors I went to said the same thing that if was pretty normal and nothing serious going on. What is then going on with me? Anyone know I hate this! The last MRI was done 3 months ago.