I went to my doctor again and informed him I'm still having problems. I explained to him in detail to what was going on. He said it is probably a pinched nerve. He never mentioned getting an x-ray or an MRI. He said that he is prescribing PT.
I start my PT today.
At what rate can I expect the herniation or pinched nerve to progress to the point that I can no longer stand the pain?
Right now, it is only certain motions that cause a shock like sensation in my upper trap/shoulder/neck area. As of yesterday it started to tense up.
Should I expect to start having pain in the arm/hands/excrutiating pain within the next few weeks? I'm just trying to prepare myself as best as I can. This has already taken a huge toll on me mentally.