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C6/C7 herniation, pain when sitting

Hi all, I just got the diagnosis. I have had weird symptoms going on for a while. When I turn my neck to the left it feels like warm running water in my groin area. Then the back of my left shoulder started to hurt and I thought it was a muscle pull. Then, while sitting at me computer at work, the pain started radiated through my shoulder joint, down to my elbow and down to my hand, making my middle, pointer and thumb go numb. But upon standing, all of the pains slowly ease. It's been so bad for about 4 or 5 weeks that I finally went to my orthopedic surgeon. I also have spondylolosthesis at S5/L1 maybe congenital or maybe from serious car accident in 1995. So the MRI shows herniated discs at C6/C7 and it looked like another one too. Has anyone else had worse pain when sitting? I have taken to standing at my computer at work. At least I can concentrate otherwise I'm sitting/standing/sitting/standing and get nothing done because of the pain. Driving is excruciating!!! Any advce is welcome.


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    Spinal stenosis since 1995
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