I’m currently struggling with what could be eagles syndrome. My neck issues originally started when I went to a chiropractor who cracked my neck without taking an x ray. It triggered a lot of scary symptoms. It turns out that I have a partially fused atlas (c1).
The neck pain disappeared for over two years and recently it’s started again. I went for a CBCT scan of my upper cervical which shows elongated styloids.
My symptoms started off as feeling very unwell and tired. Getting out of breath easily. The base of my skull hurts badly and there’s so much pressure that radiates around my head. The ear pain and tinnitus has also been horrific and it feels like I’m being choked or something is pressing into the back of my throat. My mouth and tongue burn and I’ve been having major anxiety non stop. I’m really scared. I want to be referred to Dr Axon as I live in the U.K.
Unfortunately I can’t go private so I’m being referred to the musculoskeletal team first through the NHS.
Do you think it’s worth seeing a gonstead chiropractor to ensure that my cervical
spine is in correct alignment to relieve any possible nerve pressure whilst waiting to see the musculoskeletal team for my styloids?
I want to make sure my symptoms aren’t being caused by a misalignment. And it would make sense to rule that out.
Any words of advice would be greatly appreciated.
I just want to go back to normal and feel like myself again. I’m so scared. My anxiety is bad.
Do you think I should take something like
Amitriptyline in the mean time so that hopefully it becomes easier to ride out?