Hi! I recently posted on the sciatica board due to herniation in the lower back. For the last couple of months I have had a lot of pain in the neck, left shoulder, all the way down the arm and numbing in the thumb/index fingers. I did have whiplash 20 years ago and it has always bothered me at least mildly on and off for years. But recently it has been really bad and the worst is the gosh awful headaches.
I went to PCP who sent me to neurosurgeon. I thought for sure the MRI would show horrific findings considering the pain I have been in. It only found a bulging disk in c5-c6. I got the info from my chiro and will see the neuro next week.
I am shocked because it is as bad (if not worse) then my herniated disk when it was in full bloom. It seems from what I can see on google that a bulging disk should not be giving pain.
Does anyone have the same problem? If this is true I am going to feel stupid going back to the NS and have him to tell me I should not be having pain because believe me..this is really becoming hard to live with daily.