I've also posted questions in the nuerology forums about my condition.
I've had issues that I've gone to see a chiropractor for almost 10 years now. The left side of neck/back/shoulder blade area have had the pins and needles, pressure, and general discomfort on and off for years. In general, chiropractic care has releaved me of these symptoms as long as I maintain regular adjustments. X-rays done of my neck in my early 20's were negative.
Not until very recently have the discomforting symptoms turned into a huge problem. Back in December I began having a lot of numbness and some pain - basically on the whole left side of my upper body. Stretching pre-workout seems to agrivate these. My upper back always feels tight for lack of a better term unless I get a good bit of cardio in at the gym. What began to concern me even more was that I started to experience muscle twitching and fatigue - again mostly left side. In the following months the same symptoms have moved into the right arm as well, albeit not as intense. My strength seems fine, but the arm/shoulder muscles feel like they just burn out quickly now.
My chiro wants neck and back x-rays, while my nuero has been running other tests. My neuro has suggested I lay off the chiropractic while he is working on this. The two do not seem interested in working with each other.
Nuerologist tests: MRI brachial plexus with contrast - results negative, blood work (muscle enzymes I think) - not back yet, and I have an EMG scheduled for next week.
I've read that a pinched nerve is not a serious health issue as long as it is diagnosed early enough and corrective measures are put in place to allow the nerve to recover. However I am suffering everyday without relief.
Can a pinched nerve cause all of these problems? Up until 3 months ago I worked out almost everyday at the gym, and I would consider my health to be excellent for a 31 year old male. Now I'm told to just rest - and rest is making me feel worse.