I have "Mild To Moderate DDD."
I got messed up 2 years ago by a chiropractor and still have ill effects from it. I am very much better off then when started but I have lingering effects that I am trying to sort out.
I had MRI's etc done and was basically told that even though I have DDD it's not causing my issues and they termed it all "Muscular."Seen 5 surgeons.
I have many good days not but still have bad days and this is the general pattern.
1.) Stiff neck, pain around the c7 vertebrae.
2.) Muscle pain that feels like bee stings around the upper and lower trap on both sides. SOmetimes right around the shoulder blade.
3.) Should joints feel loose.
4.) IF I am sitting on the couch and I put my arm up(say raise it) I get pins and needles very quick...
5.) My neck pops all the time. say move my head ever so slight, there is a pop.. pop. Just keeps poping.
6.) Crunching sound around the base of my skull sometimes this gets bad.
I want to start working out but am afraid I will make something worse... I feel like 2 yeras later I am finally getting strength back etc.
I am not really sure what I am dealing with here.