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Discomfort breathing, knot in spine at lung level, numbness in limbs, painful. Can you guide me?

Several months ago I noticed it was uncomfortable for me to breathe and noticed a knot on my spine at lung level. I started losing feeling in my arms and hands and feeling tingly, the pain was awful. At the same time, I notice if I was laying flat and tried to sit up I had this horrendous pain in my neck and felt paralyzed. I was also limited in my range of motion in my neck; turning to the right, holding phone on right side, all caused significant pain and difficulty to return to normal position. Over the months I have felt this knot move up my spine, all the same symptioms, now it feels as though it is behine my shoulder blade; same painful sypmtoms, neck, arms, hands. I have no answers. Can you guide me?
Asked On : Thu, 29 Mar 2012
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thanks for Writing to HCM,

your problem is surely very painful and bothering you a lot but you didn't mentioned any medical help/ treatment taken for it till now.
The knot (or lump) is a major concern here. It has to be well diagnosed first before starting any kind of treatment.
A X-ray spine cervico-thoracic showing that knot (both AP & LAT) view is required, and some blood tests- CBC, BLOOD SUGAR.
If anything comes out in these tests then treatment has to be done accordingly.
We definitely need to know the origin of that knot.
if all the tests are normal and it is a muscular trigger point then physiotherapy can help you.

hope this helps you
wish you good health
Answered: Sat, 13 Apr 2013
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