Neck stiffness with numbess

Hi everyone.. I've tried a few health forums looking for answers but nothing forthcoming so far. I really hope someone can guide me on this forum. Please do excuse the long message but i intend trying to be very specific so that i am understood.

I've had a stiff neck sensation for about two years now. I cannot recall if it was through a sports injury or not but my wife reckons it is. 

At first the sensation came and went but even when the sensation was not there when I tilt my head to the left or right I can feel the pressure. I never feel any severe pain its most discomfort. But not the sensation is almost always there and my main concern is that occasionally I get a numbness in my left arm and sometimes pins and needles in my left hang. The same sensitive sensation exists in my pectoral major muscle on the left side and im not sure if this is related.

My biggest fear is that these sensations are all similar to stroke and heart conditions and sometimes it leads me to panic.

I've seen doctors, chiropractors, went for 3 ECG's and an brain scan and all the doctors say that im fine and not to stress.

I am 33 years old and spend around 8 hours in front of the computer daily.



  • solantis

    Welcome to Spine Health

    In my experience numbness and the pins and needles sensation usually equals nerve entrapment, that being said it would probably be a good idea to see a spinal specialist, orthopedic or neurosurgeon where you can get the proper testing, better safe than sorry.


  • mouchetmmouchet Posts: 47
    edited 07/29/2019 - 9:20 AM

    Edited by Sandra for medical advice

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