So I’m trying to better understand if my symptoms are rooting from two herniated discs C5 to C7 and 4 Lumbar bulging discs or an Autoimmune disease.
I’m currently seeing a spine specialist whom tells me the symptoms could be stemming from my spine but we have no certain answer even after numerous MRI’s.
My pain rotates within the hands,wrists, ankles, and feet; this can vary from actual joint or in random locations. The pain rotates very frequent, never one area hurts for a long period at a time before it changes.
Numbness in numerous fingers intermittently
Burning sensations right side of neck and hotspot burning in tricep occasionally.
The pain type can be an electric shooting pain, aching, or burning.
I’ve also noticed my fingers, toes, and ears will fluctuate in temperature, normally very cold.
I’ve also noticed the back of my legs have dull aching when I sit for long periods now.
Neck and Full back MRI / Xrays – Herniated C5-6, 4 Lower bulging discs
All of the autoimmune tests which all returned normal, twice.
Next they’ll be performing a Myelogram
Treatments so far: I’ve had a Epidural Steroid Injection into my cervical area.
In the past I’ve always had back pain, recently very abruptly my hands and feet began hurting all of the sudden at once.
One last note, I’ve spent most of my life in the gym training as a bodybuilder.
Any insight from people that were diagnosed with RA, do my symptoms sound as if I could have seronegative RA?