I have herniated/bulging disks @ C5,C6 & C7 w/mild stenosis they say..I say it's worse than mild. I have pain/numbness/burning that radiates on my left side..arm,fingers,wrist,neck,jaw,etc..headaches,dizziness,etc,sometimes I wake up at night and it feels like the left side of my head & left ear is asleep or numb,I literally have to get up & move around to get the feeling back in it. I wear pain patches ($ store brand) on my left shoulder blade constantly, my Dr.sent me to a nero & he told I needed surgery,well I don't have insurance so no one will touch me with a 10ft pole..My Dr refuses to let me go back to work (I was working home health) now I have osteo-arthritus in my left shoulder & both hips and they say that's due to the pressed nerves and not enough blood flow going where it needs to be. OK so therefor another problem,plus Fibro. So much naproxen or advil upsets my stomach, I've had bad reactions to percocet,loratab and other narcotic drugs. The only thing I take is valium,my Dr did give me that for muscle spasms a cple of yrs back but they've gotten to where they don't work as well & I don't want to live my life on mind altering drugs.....I've read so many posts here that even after some of you have had surgery your still in pain?? Even sitting here now I have on a wrist band as someone would wear if they had carpel tunnel,a soft neck brace,and my ear feels like it's asleep!I'm at my wits end and honestly don't know what to do anymore.