Hi, I've been having these headaches for 12-13 years. They would come and go starting out with severe neck pain, down my right shoulder and mostly up the right side of my head to my forhead causing severe pain. Then it would eventually go away. I had to stay medicated (otc) during this time. Eventually they would go away.
Finally went to a neurologist 1 1/2 ago, had ex-rays and an mri. Was diagnosed with migraines. Meds seemed to work until last October. Went back to neuro did an mri of my neck when they found a bulging disc between C5-6. Then did 2 1/2 months of PT without any change. The only slight relief I get is from traction (I have a traction unit in the mail to me now) but the headache is so severe at times I want to scream. (my husband and kids say I'm mean now!) I take at least 4 Excedrin migraine tabs per day (all at once)and by 3-4 pm the pain comes back. If I go back to the neuro she will want me to have epidural injections in my neck and I'm not sure I'm ready for that.
All the forums here and other sites on the internet don't seen to have anyone with headaches from C5-6 disc bulge.
Currently I have no dr appt and am considering acupuncture? Anyone have any suggestions?