I have made a post on arthritis in the neck which not many people gave advice, I do know you are not doctors but what I really want to know could this be arthritis in the neck & your opinions would be most appreciated. I get a burning sensation in the shoulders & top of the back where the neck bone is & have a constant sore throat. I have seen a ENT who said my vocal cords are red but could not give me a reason as to why & he also said which made me even more nervous, I dont think i missed anything if you come back in 3 months if it was cancer it would have grown considerably. So I kept following it up & had a neck xray which showed narrowing on the neck, the doctor seemed to think it was arthritis & a possible pinched nerve which would explain the narrowing of the neck. Me being so scared of cancer asked could it be that & she said no. Because I was shocked at the results I never really asked many questions, I am scheduled to have an mri on the 15th of April & once I have had the results she said to book a spine doctor for injections in the neck & possible surgery. What could an mri show what the xray did not this seems to be bothering me as I feel maybe they are not sure what it is & there could be a possibility of cancer but would she say no.
To be honest this has been driving me mad cause i have had this for over a year now & had all sorts of test done for example ultrasound of the liver & gallbladder and pancreas. Endoscope of the stomach & esophagus for acid. xray of the spine which came out normal so this is why i am shocked I would need to see a spine doctor if its the neck, i know its all connected but if they were that certain it was arthritis why not send me to a ruemy.
I know this is probably caused anxiety & I am sure that makes the pain so much more worse cause when I feel stressed i get the burning feeling a lot more.
please if anyone has had the same symptoms because they have arthritis please let me know as I am really worried cause i do have 2 young children to look after one age 20 months & the other 9 months which makes it so hard when I am constantly in pain the only releive I get is when i am sleeping.
Thankyou so much for letting me vent.