Since my MS dx, whenever I sleep on my stomach, I wakeup and both ring fingers and pinkies are numb as well as the bottom half of each forearm. Now I had a lesion at C3 to C5, but I also have a T4 disc herniation. I have been told the T4 does not involve the fingers, so I assume the lesion could be causing this from compression on my position of sleep?
I was in a car accident years ago and had neck issues then, also months before my dx, I was hammering at an angle that made my neck and right arm cramp and tingle and dropped the hammer 20ft to the ground. I remember the next day feeling an electric charge down my right whenever bent my head forward.
The reason I ask is because the MRI of both spines only showed a T4 issue, but I am wondering if there is damage in the neck the MRI did not pick up. I went to a chiropractor who said something is preventing my neck from moving left freely.
Anyway, would a compression on the lesion itself cause numbness until compression is relieved, or do you guys think I have actual neck injuries?
08/12 - LabCorp WB Lyme positive for bands 23/41, but CDC negative
12/12 - Diagnosed with Remit/Relapse MS (lesions and sensory numbness)
10/13 - Igenex/CDC Lyme Positive - 23-25, 31+++, 34, 39, 41+++, 83-93
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