Herniated disc at C5, Shoulder, head, back pains, help!
I've had EMG, EEG, C-spine X ray for cervical and thorasic spine, MRI for cervical spine with my Neurologist.
The X-ray showed in C5 and C6 that I had mild to moderate osteoarthritis, with bone spurs growth especially on the left side. With narrowing of the nerve hole impingement. My thorasic x-ray showed minimal scolosis of the lower right side.
My MRI for Cervical Spine showed C5 herniated disc. But not enough my neuro said to go to a neurosurgeon and have surgery.
My thing is I get a lot of burning pains in the back of my neck, upper to lower back, left arm I get some numb or pain feeling that comes and goes, sometimes my left leg feels weak, and I get bad nerve pressure pains on the top of my head. Also have left shoulder pain. Muscle spasms, twitches, and anyhow I first noticed it 10 months ago first at night then it became an all day pain.
What is the best treatment aside from drugs that I can do ? I'm on Amrix, Tylenol with codiene 3, and psyche drugs for my depression/anxiety over this Klonopin, Cymbalta, Lexapro. I have a heating pad for my neck, cervical pillow, therapedic bed mattress.
My neuro said to be active to loosen it, but I can't be active all the time. I'm 26 year old female.