March 28, 2016 at 11:13 am #988
Hope you are doing well.
I am a 36 year old male based out of India who has been suffering from horrid pain after a bike accident in 2008. My symptoms are bilateral pain in scapula (levator area), nerve pain in both arms, neck pain & occasionally headaches. Left side of my body is spasmed up and much tighter than the right, causing a scoliosis. I fell with my head rotated off of the back of a bike, and had a bunch of fractures only on the left side of my face. I am currently doing PT – my PT told me I have developed horrible kyphosis, my neck is in high extension and hence my symptoms.
A physiatrist whom i consulted said I didn’t have EDS. My flexion-extension x-rays and regular MRIs (post the accident came out Ok).
I stumbled across your forum (perhaps not the best choice of words given my history) and have been reading the discussions. Could Chiari sort of symptoms manifest in a one sided fashion? I am told my symptoms also match that of brain injury induced levator scapula syndrome. But I am not sure. I am trying to take manual pics of my MRIs to share with you all, as the folks at my place (where i ahd the supine ones) misplaced my original files. 🙁
I dont have most of the symptoms here.
I do have one sided tinnitus and my headaches are mostly behind my eyes.
Also, is there a place in the UK where i may travel to for a standing MRI? It will require a substantial financial commitment and I’ll have to plan for it since in my country, the only stand up MRIs are from Italy (G-Scan) and i developed claustrophobia post my accident.
I have heard of medsarena with Dr Smith (http://www.mri-london.com/) but to be honest am a complete novice about the topic and would appreciate any advice.
AkashMarch 28, 2016 at 1:14 pm #5918
Also, one more question, is the stuff at upcspine.com legitimate? Most doctors and others claim there is no correlation between atlas malposition and symptoms. Yet, I did have the exact symptoms here (https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/a8/79/59/a8795903f259ed49f315315a53088a9c.jpg), though my neck was rotated to the right and my left side hip is/was sidebent and hike. One PT readjusted my neck (I believe he stretched my SCM on left side and the deep neck flexors restarted) and my symptoms did reduce. My neck appears straighter (as versus before wherein left to right visual imbalance in the front neck muscles was evident). However, rest of my symptoms remain the same. From the PT perspective, it does appear my left sidebending is teh cause of rotation (http://www.rickolderman.com/2015/03/fixing-you-back-pain-2nd-edition-is-here/) but even so, any advice would help. I am but a novice trying to find my own way though all this.April 5, 2016 at 12:24 pm #5920
I have this as well.
Constant shoulder blade pain.
According to the researchers its – basically faulty shoulder blade positioning and motor control, and relying on rhomboids and levator to stabilize the shoulder blades.
Some have drooping shoulders.
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