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Neck and upper back pain radiating to ribs, throbbing lower back pain, numbness and tingling in arms and legs. Cause?

I have upper back and neck pain that radiates all the way around to my ribs, under my heart . Just had a stress test and EKG , and all is well. The upper back though seems to never end, and hurts worse when standing or walking. Also my lower back seems to be bothering me lots as well, as it often gets a throbbing, pulse-like feeling in it, and it really hurts there when i tilt my head downward. It dont feel like a muscle, as it feels like its actually in my spinal cord or something. I also sometimes have numbness on the outside of my right thigh, and my arms go numb and tingle often for no apparent reason, especially when lying on my back???
Asked On : Fri, 15 Jun 2012
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thanks for ur query
u have pain upper back and neck
ur stress test and EKG is normal
u told about feeling pain while tilting ur head
that indicates cervical spondylosis
u again told that feeling numbness on outside ur right thigh , numbing of ur arms these are indicative of nerve compression
ao i think u may have a generalised disease of spinal cord
may it be generalised demyelinating disease like Multiple Sclerosis
thrombing pulse like feeling also suggest it
so go for an MRI WHOLE SPINE BOTH T1 AND T2 weighted images
and also nerve conduction velocity testing of upper and lower limbs
i think u ll be diagnosed by this
consult a neurologist soon
thank u
Answered: Fri, 15 Jun 2012
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