You said <Gp ruled out herniated/bulging discs and is questioning Reynauds.>
There is no way your GP can rule out radiculopathy from a vertebral injury. You can have a vertebral problem that does not show up on X-ray, CT or MRI. There is plenty of research to show this fact.
A negative MRI can accompany a very symptomatic spine and a positive MRI can accompany an asymptomatic spine.
Your massage therapist may not be helping you if her massages are so painful. She may be treating the symptom rather than the cause. Are there any PhysioTherapists in your area who know MyoFacial Release?
Do you do any icing of your neck, especially your upper neck?
I can get relief from a tingling right leg by icing my upper neck just below the skull/occipital area. I put the ice pack from behind one ear to behind the other. I was assaulted with a strong slug to the back of the upper neck.
You may ask if you can get some routine light traction of your neck. My physical therapist will grab my head and while applying gentle traction, gently work the cervical vertebra. She sticks a finger in each ear for the traction and uses her free fingers to work the upper neck. Or she may just apply traction and gently rock my head.
The coincidence of developing other disorders at the same time as your assault make me think they (Reynauds, etc,) should be discounted until all other anatomical injury issues are eliminated.
Just because nobody can image an anatomical problem does not mean it does not exist.
Can you tolerate hanging upside down? Maybe just the weight of your head hanging will be enough traction. You need to be very cautious in case your head has fluid pressure problems. An inversion chair can be an easy way to try being upside down. But, be careful.
Hope you can find something that helps.
My best to you.
Mark in Idaho
58 years old, retired due to disability, married 33 years, father of three, grandfather of four, Suffered a serious concussion at 10 years old (1965) stopped most driving after last concussion at 46 years old (2001), Post Concussion Syndrome/Multiple Concussion/Impact Syndrome with PTSD, immediate and short term visual and auditory memory problems, slowed processing speed, visual and auditory processing difficulties, insomnia, absence seizures, OCD, 14 concussions since first concussion at 8 years old, Taking paroxetine and gabapentin for 12 years. Added L-Tryptophan and reduced paroxetine by half 3/2013
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Last edited by Mark in Idaho; 08-04-2012 at 09:50 PM.