Still relatively new here, so please bear with me if I "repeat" anything thats been posted (I did try to search thru some of the threads here for a similar topic)
About 18 months ago, after an elevator fall, I was finally diagnosed with having a herniated c5/c6 with left root/nerve impingement, and 5 thoracic herniated discs of mild to moderate size starting at t2 to t7 concurrently.
I have to "live" with wearing some type of sunglasses whether it be outside in natural light or in the pharmacy where I work, where we have fluorescent lighting, which really seems to get the shooting eye pain going in the left eye. It seems to radiate from the base of my neck/skull and up and over the head. I've been told its 'probably" some form of occiptal neuralgia.
Has anyone here who has similar disc herniations in the neck ever had this feeling of constant "pressure" at the base of the skull, kinda radiates into the shoulder, and when you press around the area, it feels "sore"?
I've had this since day one, and the pain is never more "severe" in nature, but is seems to go away for some time and then come back with a vengence.
The only thing I can "think" if doing to bring it on, is when I might be sleeping on that left side, and pressing on the nerve, or pushing the disc into my spinal cord????
Does this make any sense?? I am so lost, all I get from dr's even AFTER having the MRI is well "it might be that".