Hi. I am 21 years old and since last October I have been dealing with severe neck pain due to a centralized bulging disc. It continues to get worse as the days go by and I am seeing no light at the end of the tunnell. I am a gymnastics coach and I am thinking about quitting my job, but it is my passion and it kills me to think I will have to do that. I have seen 3 PT's, ( on my 3rd right now) , two chiros, about to go see one more. I have tried accupuncture, trigger point needling, massage therapy, NOTHING works. I do no exercise what so ever anymore bc i cant, but I feel like that has hindered the rest of my body. My lower back is in pain now. My neurosurgeon really doesn';t want to operate on me, he said that 80% of the time the pain and sympotoms would go away.
Please anyone, that has any advice to me, let me know. I am struggling each and every day to do basic things like driving and getting dressed. I Have had the cortisone shot and tried oral steroids. I take two medicines that barely help and neurontin. PLEASE help.