I was diagnosed with disc bulges between C4/5 (the more severe one) and another one at C5/6. I was rear ended 16 months ago and have had chronic headaches, burning in my upper scapula with the sensation of someone snapping a rubber band on my upper trapezius. X-rays show some mild instability at C4. I'm very frustrated because neurologist don't see "enough of an issue" to do anything for me. I have been on all type of meds, I've done PT 2-3 weekly for a year, tried acupuncture for 6 months, nothing gives me more than 2 days relief. I'm exhausted and would love some advice. My PT and I believe my problems are two-fold. Disc bulging and instability are causing some irritation to the nerve. Since I don't have obvious spinal cord impingement, doctors don't want to operate. But seriously, after a year and a half of suffering, what's left?