Hi all..heres my story..sorry if its too long!
So 4 months ago i had pain,went for MRI and showed bulging disc at c6/7,first doctor wanted to operate straight away!...time for a second opinion i think..so off i went to Bangkok and saw an expert here, he recommended a course of meds (prendisilone/lyrica) and physio..after weeks of agony almost overnight on the meds i had instant relife! thank god.
I continued with this course of meds/physio ect and showed great improvement,so much so i was talking about going back to boxing..
Anyway long story short, i woke up one morning a while after with alot of pain again,not near the first time and it felt kinda different..more pins and needles and some pressure but it comes and goes, back to the docs and they gave me some more steroids to ease things and i also saw another doc who noticed ALOT of tightness/tenderness and tender points around my scapula and winging..she said this is possibly the cause of my new pain as this are can cause similar symptoms as the C6/7 problem..Just my luck!
So my conclusion now is i am trying dry needling on the muscles around scapular and physio for both neck and scapular area...
Has anybody had experience similar to this??.. Do we think it could be mainly scapular related? is that possible?
And also its been 4/5 months now, i have improved greatly with only slight loss of strength in my triceps but no Major pain consistently,just a few sharp nerve type pain in an area and the pins and needles type feeling in certain positions..
Honestly do you think i will recover naturally? just in your opinion?
Im so sorry for the long post, my life and job is fitness , i just miss training so much!