I recently began experiencing a lot of pain in my neck area and then under my shoulder blade. Before pain, I did notice weakness in my right arm. Then the pain got very intense so I got an MRI to find out I had a large herniation on C6/C7 and severve degeneration of another disc. My doctor told me the good thing about a "large"herniation is the body attacks it quicker. My question is, will this really get better on it's own? My pain is not accute but I have constant discomfort in that whole region of my neck and upper back. I feel little pings of pain through out my arm periodically and up the back of the side of my head. If I lift anything or do even 30 - 40 minutes of walking uphill on treadmill, it seems to make it worse. This is depressing considering I was running about 3 - 4 miles four times a week and lifting weights. I just worry this will be chronic. Can it go back to normal?