I to have a problem with the phrenic nerve. All the same symptoms. Mine was caused by some kind of virus after having a bad cold. Three months and no improvement. still seeing specialists. i am told a diaphramatic plication might help. how is your progress?
I had a bad cough Sept 2000. Lasted three months but in April 2001 was washing roof of car in cold weather, hence stiff and while throwing my right arm outwards caused a severe pain in my upper back/neck region. I was in so much pain had to lie down, when i did couldnt get up again. Went to docs and felt some numbness or lump in right hand side of neck, plus shoulder region pain. I have been for endoscopy to check throat, physio, chiropractor, acupunture, orthopaedic, three mri scans and finally to neurology hospital. They thought most recently I had a syrinx in my spine causing pain. Since I have been investgating recently, phrenic nerve damage hits the nail on the head. I have all the symptoms. Cannot sleep on right side, get breathless, regular shoulder pain, particularly bad after alcohol consumption?? I don't know whether trauma through tearing a muscle? washign car in 2001 or after the bad virus lasting three months from september 2000 caused it. All I know is eight years on pain is just as bad if not worse. I am going back to doctors to discuss diaphragmatic plication. Good luck everyone with this debilitating condition.