Hi - I recently had a 3DCT Cone Beam done, but having difficulty finding someone to read it. I’ve been suffering with severe right sided pain from under my jaw, down the neck into the clavical area for 10 months. Onset was immediate after a dental procedure on the same side. (Jan 2019). In May 2019 I received diagnosis of cervical dystonia and have had 2 series of botox injections, but the severe nerve pain has become more intense, along with a number of other random symptoms that include feeling strangled, and losing my voice. MRI’s of C-Spine, Brain and Chest (for thoracic outlet) revealed nothing other than inflammation and spasm.
At a recent visit to my neuro, I explained to her that I had tried to map out the nerves affected, and believed it was 7, 9, 10 & 11. She mentioned ES, said it was super rare though, did some googling then said I would have my pain on the back of my head if that were it, and sent me on my way. I read about it and decided to find a cone beam xray the next day to rule that out.
I found a place to have this 3DCT done at a dental place. The Technician said it looks “broken” on my painful side- one is long and formed on my non-pain side, and one is shorter and looks broken off (but I don’t think they break off - it just looks that way). But he has also never looked at a sytloid process before.
They don’t have radiology to send off to.
My pain doc reviewed and said it looks like a problem, but they are not trained to read either, then tried to send it to a radiologist, but they haven’t been able to get a reply in over a week.
They plan to send me to another imaging place to try again, but with ALL the imaging I’ve done I’m wondering…do I need to be looking for a specialist to actually perform and analyze the images?
If anyone has any recommendations I would greatly appreciate it. I’m attaching a picture of the 3d image that I screenshot while in the office.