Hi, my name is Stacy. I'm a 38 yr old married mom of 3. About 6 weeks ago out of no where I started to experience limited range of motion and neck pain. I then abruptly had severe pain in my neck and then pain in my right arm to my elbow. Then numbness from my elbow to my hand. I have no feeling in my thumb. I have decreased strenghth and hand grasp. I have decreased reflexes and when I turn my head to the left, I lose the pulse in my right arm. I started treatment with a chiropractor. I was not getting relief from treatment so I went to the ER. After an MRI, I've been diagnosed with three herniated discs. The first at c 3-4, c 4-5, c 5-6. I'm using heat as ice seemed to make it worse. I'm taking percocet 7.5 every 6hrs. With zanaflex 8mg every 8 hrs. I had a solu medrol injection in the ER with great results, but that lasted 48hrs before the pain came back. I'm now on tapering doses of prednisone. The medications make me feel high and then so tired I fall asleep. When I try to taper off the muscle relaxers I feel anxious, moody, nauseous, mean. I finally just stopped taking them yesterday because I felt I'd rather just have pain then feel so awful. I think they are to strong for me, yet they really don't take the pain away anyway. I feel the pain but it's like it's far away. I can't see the neurosurgeon for two more weeks. I'm trying to find out what to expect from that appt. What might be suggested for cervical herniated discs. I've heard there are "injections" but I don't know how this is done and is the risk of infection great? I won't deny I'd like a quick fix to return to my work as a mom and wife.