A year ago, my cervical MRI showed a c5-6 herniated disc that I have had for 3 years. Now my most recent cervical MRI shows 6 total bulging discs in my neck from T2 up, and 7 right side facet joints are severely degenerated from T2 on up. I have had no trauma injury or car accident or anything in the last year... In fact, due to my lower back issues I have really spent a good part of the last year on bedrest! I have no idea how this could have happened and it has just blown my mind.
It certainly explains the severe mind-blowing pain and migraines and sinus pain and ear ringing problems along with left arm pain, shoulder pain and left scapular pain I've also been dealing with.
This past Friday I underwent a cervical ESI that I knew if anything would just be a "bandaid" until the docs figured out how to fix it, if there is a fix for it.
I've tried to research it and find what they do for this, but haven't found much. Has anyone encountered this problem? What do they do when you have sooooo many in a row? My doc said she has never seen this before outside of a trauma situation such as whiplash or a car accident. She is consulting with the spine surgeon right now.
Any insights and/or encouragement would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much!