I am 41 years old. Two weeks ago I have been diagnosed with sprained shoulder in the emergency room;wrong diagnosis; the referal doctor diagnosed me with DDD and finally this week the spine specialist discovered 2 herniated disks between C5-C6 and C6-C7. Initially the pain was unbearable starting in the right shoulder going to the right elbow and to the pointer and middle finger of the right arm. Both of the fingers became numb. The doctor recomended cortizone (which I am still taking for a week and a half). I have been unable to lay in the bed and have been sleeping sitting in a chair for two weeks. The inflamation went down, the pain is almost gone and I can type..what a wonderful thing.
Tonight I tried to lay in the bed on my back. Automatically, when laying, painful tongue spasms occur on the left side under the tongue with a frequence of 3-5 minutes. I do not know if this is related to medication or if this might be a pinched nerve.
Medical history:-epilepsy-under control-taking phenobarbital-minimal dosage
-at age of 15, acute rheumatic fever
Your thoughts are greatly appreciated.