I have been having numbness and tingling along with itching on my upper back for years. I was told it's something called Notalgia Paresthetica. I also get shooting (nerve pain) alot in the area under my left breast kind of between the ribs. Nerve blocks and radio frequency ablation haven't helped. I looked at an MRI report of my cervical and thoracic spine. Apparently I have herniation of C4-C5 and C6-C7. The thoracic area shows some dessication. My question is could my symptoms be caused from the cervical herniations? Where do I go from here? Also, of note, lidoderm patches don't really help the itching problem which is driving me crazy! Should I see a neurologist? Might surgery help to correct these problems?
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.