I have a C5-C6 hernia which has bothered me for years but recently has gotten worse. I have some pain in my neck and left arm, and tingling/numbbess in my left index finger. The pain is not severe and I can live with the numbness but I want to keep this from getting worse.
My spine doctor prescribed PT which seemed to help on some days, but some of the exercises (like neck stretches) seemed to make it worse. The therapist talked to me on the first day, but then turned me over to his assistants who don't seem to know much about my condition. The therapist mentioned traction on the first day but hasn't talked to me since then, so I don't know where we are with that.
I had one steriod injection which seemed to help some. I have an appointment to see the spine doctor in 2 months.
Looking for some direction here ... suggestions?