I just turned 45 yrs old, and I have been having pain in my neck for a couple months now, not that bad (almost like a stiff neck). I have had lower back problems and have had surgery on it several years ago. But this is something new. My hands will go numb at times, especially if I hold them above my chest area.....cant even drive my car because I cant hold onto the steering wheel without my hands going numb (almost like they are falling asleep). This has been happening for about a year or so now. The neck pain has now, over the past week or two, gotten so much worse. The pain is sharp, burning and constant. The pain goes from my neck into my shoulder blade area on my back, and hurts really bad. Now the last few days, I am getting dizzy just out of the blue. dont even have to move and I will get very dizzy and lightheaded. There is no nausea, just pain in neck and dizzy. Can someone please tell me whats going on?? I have X-Rays scheduled in about 2 weeks for my neck, but should I be concerned?
Thanks so much