I was diagnosed with a herniated c6/c7. I woke on 5/17 with what I thought was a heart attack as I had pain down left arm, tingling, numbness, tightening of upper arm. I have seen a spine surgeon who felt really good that the symptoms would start to diminish within 6-8 weeks. I am walking and exercising as much as possible. Days are better than nights. I am better off right now then I was on the 17th but there is still a lot of pain in the shoulder and upper arm. So my question is, is it possible for the problem to heal on its own?