I recently got a migraine or sever headache on the 19th and 20th of October. I was able to return to work on the 21st but with major sensitivity and pain in my neck and right shoulder. I saw my doctor the next week because my head was still hurting badly and he ordered 3 MRI's and referred me to a Neurologist. My MRI's came back that my brain was good but that my C 5 & 6 vertebrae were both torn and bulging.
I'm only 26 and I have no idea what could have caused this. I do remember having problems with my right shoulder in the past because if I laid on my right side I might wake up with shoulder pain, but could that really be the cause of my C 5&7 issue? Today is the 12th of November and although I am on a high dose of naproxen sodium my pain is still there. I have an appointment with a neuro surgeon on the 7th of December but it seems SOOOO far away that I'm trying to find out as much as I can so I don't go out of my mind. I don't want surgery and wondered if a chiropractor could help. Is that even advisable?
My headaches started to drastically diminish once I stopped lifting more than 15 lbs and kept up with the naproxen sodium. This is hard because I found out just before a move and now that I'm moved in, I still can't do much in the way of moving furniture.
What does lifting weight have to do with my neck? I'd really like to start running again but I'm afraid that I might screw myself up even more. I also have been trying to avoid my neck popping. Should I try to make my neck pop? I'm so lost. I'd be grateful for any help.