It's a bit painful to write, so I won't write much. Basically, am 50-year old woman in States, have had (starting last month) neck weakness, head pressure, headache, seems hard to hold head up, shoulder/upper back soreness, crunching sounds when turning neck, all of which were 'confirmed' as osteoarthritis in neck, with x-ray.
However, I also have puffy (swollen?) fingers, eyes, bit of blurred vision, *lots* of fatigue, bit of imbalance, poor sleep (?), racing heartbeat, tinnitus, and bloating/loss of appetite, when the neck is at its worst.
Was reading about cranio-cervical syndrome, instability, etc. Haven't had MRI.
Concerned. Should I have upright MRI to check ligaments? Should I see specialist? I've only seen orthopedist and am getting p/t, but nobody seems to know what I'm talking about when i mention the 'extra' symptoms I'm having.
Thanks so much for advice. So worried right now.