A physiotherapist did some manipulation with my neck and since then when I fall asleep at night, my arms, hands, upper back (area just below the neck) and brain feels weird as if blood supply is cut. This happens several times during the night while I am sleeping and these symptoms go away when I sit for 5-10 minutes. Because of this, I am unable to sleep properly. I want to get Doppler ultrasound of arteries and veins. Please suggest which Doppler ultrasound I should get to rule out the possibility of any obstruction in arteries or veins caused by several jerks, trauma to my neck and rest of the spine that might be causing problem with blood circulation. My whole spine MRI screening shows disc protrusion at L4/5 and L5/S1. Cervical area does not show any significant change. Please help.
Welcome to icliniq.com.
You have mentioned pain and numbness in your upper limbs after manipulation was done by a physical therapist. You have also mentioned both upper limb involvement which is actually a surprise because normal spinal manipulations should not actually lead to this especially if your cervical spine MRI is fine.
To actually find out a cause for both your upper limb symptoms, a detailed neurological examination of both your upper limbs including assessment of motor power, sensory examination and evaluation of deep tendon reflexes, nerve conduction studies and CT angiogram of carotid and vertebral vessels can be done.
There is an entity called as thoracic outlet syndrome which can actually lead to your upper limb symptoms, but bilateral involvement is not very common. Can you kindly send me the above mentioned details along with the investigations done by you till now? I can see and advise you accordingly. Also send me your blood investigations done recently as well.
Will be based upon the investigation and clinical details as provided.
Was this answer helpful?|
Same symptoms doesn’t mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!
The pain and/or numbness is felt as a sensation in a cakelike distribution over the shoulders, arms, and back ... Hello doctor, I am having significant neck pain th... Read fullWill any of my regular medications cause tingling sensation of scalp?
.. to assure you that everything is going to be fine soon. I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine concerns .. ... Read fullWhat is Lyme disease?Will it cause joint pain and depression?
.. you not to worry at all as things may get settled with proper care and follow-up .. ... Read full
Ask your health query to a doctor online?Ask an Orthopaedician & Traumatologist Now