Hi my name is Jessica. I have been reading for a while and decided it was time to join in. I have been struggling with neck/shoulder/arm pain for 5 years now and up until more recently I was never diagnosed. I went to pain management for a long time and got sick of the band aids and paying for no results. I finally decided to go see an Orthopedic Surgeon who has done an MRI. I have a herniated disc at the C5-6 level. Being that I have already tried everything to relieve my pain he says surgery is my last option. Surgery won't be until April but it's all I can think of and I'm pretty sure my husband (who is all I really have) is tired of listening to me go on and on when surgery is still a few months away. So I was hopeful to find some people to talk to on here..