I was very glad to come across this site. I am very confused as to what step to take. These are the symptoms that sent me to the DR. in the first place.I experienced a sharp burning pain at the back of my skull along with numbness across my left check bone. I made an Dr. Appt and he sent me straight for a MRI. The Mri showed a rightward herniation of disc C3-4 and C5-6. Severe spinal stenosis at C4-5 with disc bulge, disc/ osteophyte complex and narrowing of the right foramen. Minimal diffuse bulge at C6-7. (This straight from the MRI). My primary care Dr. sent me straight to a Neuorsurgeon he said that he would not touch my neck. The neurosurgeon is the best in our area. He was very strightforward about my MRI. He stated that Physical Therapy, cortizone shots or decompression were not an option. Either I have the surgery or be in pain.He also stated that I a higher chance of becoming paralized if I were to slip in a water puddle.The nubness has left my face but my neck is still hurting. I do have an appt for a second opinon but feel the answer will be the same. All the web sites I have checked really does not give any answers. If anyone has any information please give your input.