I am a 28 year old male who has recently returned from a deployment overseas. I initially went to my primary care physician with a complaint of arm pain; however, I had been referred to a Neurologist who was surprised to have so many findings of significance during the classic neurological exam. Unfortunately, my medical administrative team has slowed down this process and it has been months without any studies being performed, despite my neurologist's recommendations.
I am told that I have hyperreflexia at the level of pyramidal tract disease, tremors in my left hand, muscle spasms, plantar reflex is moot, weakness in right hand, and a definite bruit over my right axillo-subclavian artery. Recently, spasms in my right hand have caused my index finger to move on its own and I have been getting facial numbness. Also, a few weeks ago after light exercise (maybe 30 pushups and situps) I went blind for ten minutes.
Some of my subjective symptoms are: arm/wrist pain, headache, extreme fatigue, light dizziness, trouble with speech, jaw pain, chest pain, back pain, neck pain.
My primary care physician tells me this could all be related to an Upper Motor Neuron problem. I'm getting a head/neck MRI in the near future, but it could be some time before I am seen again to get the results as I have already been dealing with this for five months (to say my medical team is understaffed would be an understatement).
What sort of things should I be expecting? Are there exercises I could be doing to help alleviate some of these symptoms? Does this sound like an injury or something along the lines of MS? Is hyperreflexia a serious symptom?
Thank you in advance for your help.