I am a 25 year old male.
I've had a history waking up stiff and sore, starting earlier in my adult life (say 21 or so).
There have been two very uncomfortable occasions at work while bending very low to hoist up heavy items where a horrid sharp stinging pain occurs at around the C3/C4 mark I'd estimate.
These two occasions were separated by some years, as lifting very heavy objects is a rarity in my work routine.
But now I notice I have day long aches in the same disc area that 100% always migrate into a pretty intense headache if I don't chomp down ibuprofen like candy, but even then, the sensation of soreness and aching is still apparent, yet not "as" bothersome.
Now, I notice that there is a bulge, presumably a disc or disc part, that will shift left and right slightly to the touch at around the same C3/C4 area. This causes me no pain or immediate discomfort, yet is very disconcerting.
It is very hard and bone like and shares the characteristics of a protruding vertebrae or disc, and I've had it for years.
I mostly want to know if this is just mechanically sound and as how the human body should work. Perhaps its ok and I never noticed it? But if there shouldn't be any 'moving' or 'shifting' parts in my neck, directly on a disc location, should I be worried?