Hey everyone, I want to first thank everybody for helping me during my recovery process so far. I am so thankful and grateful for the community of you guys and I vow to tell everyone my story once I overcome anxiety.
So I believe I'm narrowing down on my issue and I'm starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I think I have a pinched nerve in my upper back because I have some pain in between my shoulder blades pretty much on and off throughout the day. Sometimes if I sleep with my head tilted up to far, my shoulders and arms will go numb until I wake up and shake them out. Here's the thing that makes me think it's a pinched nerve: If I bend way over (arching my back) all of the muscle twitching in my legs, thighs, calves, knees, ankles, feet, lower back, shoulder, etc. ceases and I feel calm and no pain.
Now, I've been weightlifting for a couple years now and know for a fact I've been lifting improperly = too much weight, bad form, which has placed an enormous amount of stress on my back. I've torn my shoulders before in the past, as well as strained my triceps. Also, whenever I yawn sometimes, I can feel vibrations in my chest and shoulders until my yawn is done. In addition, sometimes I can make my left buttock/thigh vibrate if I pull it to my chest when I'm sitting in the right position.
I've been wearing a back brace that's definitely helped cut down on some of the twitching during day activities but until I can lay on my chest with a pillow there, the twitching stops at bed time. I know none of you are doctors, but from this anecdotal evidence, would this support the notion that there could a pinched nerve somewhere? It certainly makes sense. I'm deathly afraid of catching ALS at 21 and when I manipulate my body to stop the twitching I feel so much relief.
One other note, I have visual static in my vision which is better some days, and worse others. It all started three years ago during a very stressful time period in my life in which I thought I knocked up a girl in college I met one night (stupid, I know.) Although nothing ever became of it, I was very stressed out and in constant state of panic for those few months which did a number on me. Visual static is not indicative of ALS right? Because it does not affect sensory perceptions? Thanks for everyone helping me out and taking the time to read this. I appreciate all of your input.