Ive been dealing with this arm and leg pain for probably 4 years now. It doesn't happen often, maybe once every 3 or 4 months. But when it does, it's terrible and can last for days. It usually happens in just one side of my body, like my left leg and arm, (or like it is currently) my right hand and arm. It can affect both limbs or just a single one. It's a deep throbbing pain and sometimes there's numbness. It can help if I rest that part of my body, but I have to keep it completely still. Any movement or touch makes the pain worse. To help, I'm a 20 year old female, 5'9 and 145 lbs. I've always been really athletic too. I've always ignored this issue because it would go away after a while. But last night it came back with a vengeance on my right arm, and I'm desperate! The pain has continued today without any respite. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated!
Best go to a doctor and ask if it could be a spine problem. It sounds similar to some symptoms I had before my surgeries. The spine is tricky and there are some simple things they can do to see if you have a neurological deficit. They are in office things that are just included with the visit.
Depending on those they may suggest an MRI of different sections of the spine. Even if they find something you can sometimes get by with physical therapy.
Best go ahead so things do not get worse. Delay could lead to big problems.
PS - I have chronic pain and will the rest of my life. Two spine surgeries only helped for a few months. Still, it is a lower pain level than before.
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