About 4 months ago I started getting numbness in my neck and left shoulder which results in a muscle kink that travels from the neck to the left scapular. I waited, hoping it would take care of itself.....no luck. I called my Doctor who arranged for an MRI and PT. After using a neck traction device 2 - 3 time a day for 2 weeks and getting only temporary relief I returned to the Therapist and he sent a note to my Doctor suggesting I talk to a neurosurgeon. Well the neurosurgeon looked at the MRI and said it was inconclusive. He suggested more PT and a neck x-ray and possible accupuncture!!!! The neck x-ray was sent to the neurosurgeon who said there was arthritis present but nothing warranted surgery and again suggested accupuncture and more PT.
I am not sure how accupuncture would help a nerve being compromised by bone. I am now having trouble sleeping and can only sleep on my right side.
Has anyone had a similar experience?