I have an incredibly stiff neck and for the last 2 weeks my back has had an odd sensation to it, I will explain.....
Tingle, tingle, sting, stinging, then more and more and more and more until either I move or it reaches the end. The soreness (almost pain) gets more and more, like it builds up, from a small tingle to stinging and then soreness. A bit like a single knuckle being pushed in to my back and then a whole fist.
It is in the big area below the right shoulder blade down to the waist, starts off in a small area and then it increases. It leaves me with numb hands and sometimes a numb foot. It keeps on happening, once it has happened once, it will start again 60 seconds later, and so on. Always starts the same, a small tingle, then within 30 seconds it has built up to a incredibly stinging ache. I seem to relate it a bit to a catapult being pulled back slowly, and then finally it is let go.
As I say, I can usually stop it if I touch it or move, it is worse when sitting upright or forward, and less so when sitting back (or oddly on the toilet). Doesn't happen much at all when lying down. When the "attacks" are not happening, my back is very sore and constantly feels a bit like a knee is in my back.
Although I have a crap gallbladder (am waiting for it to be taken out) I don't think this is related, as gallstone attacks are much different and this doesn't happen just after eating.
The numb pains in my hands (mainly right hand) are very annoying, and this comes and goes. Sometimes it hits my shoulders and elbow too. The numbness in my right foot doesn't happen that often but does happen (mainly my big toe and toe next to it).
Any ideas what is going on ? Does it sound like posture ? Trapped nerve ? Muscles ? Neurological ?
Many thanks !!