I had x-rays a few months ago, which showed degeneration in my cervical and lumbar areas. No big deal. We all have it. I was only having lumbar pain, so I didn't really worry about my c-spine much.
Then, I suffered an annular tear of the L4/L5 disc in my lumbar region. Then, it kind of became a big deal...quite quickly, actually.
That was 4 wks ago, but in the last 4-5 days, my neck is now hurting. I've never really had neck pain...just lumbar pain. But this is nasty pain...worse than a crick in the neck, even. I'm also having nerve pain in my armpit, crook of my elbow, and in the palm of my hand (right side).
I remember reading that sometimes one disc going can cause other weak ones to go (or bulge), as well. Has anyone else had a similar experience?